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Room Acoustics for Rehearsals and Concerts - The New Festhalle in Landau, Germany

The acoustics of concert halls is still a secret. The conductor, the orchestra and the hall are linked together to reach an optimal performance. A sound must be created which is a balance between many important influences, such as sounds in the energy and time domain, "Distance of privacy" for musicians, "Sound field of balance" for the audience, noise disturbences and acoustical properties of the surfaces.The conductor's place is an optimal position for good listening to "natural multichannal performance" of the orchestra. The 100 year old Festhalle in Landau hase been totally reconstructed including old ceilings and walls in youth stile. Distinct decisions had to be made to create the adaquate acoustics for concert, theater and rehearsals.

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