AES New York 2007 Monday, October 8, 2:30 pm — 5:00 pm
W23 - CONCERT HALLS AND THEIR ACOUSTICS
Leo L. Beranek
Jonathan McPhee, Boston Ballet
In the years following the pioneering work in acoustics by Wallace Sabine and the more recent ground breaking contributions of Leo Beranek, how well have the known principles of good acoustics been applied to the concert halls being built today? Hear from some of the leaders in the field, including Dr. Beranek. Topics of the panel will include why we respond to the acoustic environment we are in, why good acoustics are so important for the musicians as well as the audience, case studies of how poor concert halls have been improved, and finally hear about America’s newest concert hall and why it may be one of the best ever built.
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