Concert Halls And Opera Houses

Author: Leo Beranek
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387216367
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This illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics. The descriptions and photographs will serve as a valuable guide for today's peripatetic performers and music lovers. With technical discussions relegated to appendices, the book can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in musical performance. The photographs (specially commissioned for this book) and architectural drawings (all to the same scale) together with modern acoustical data on each of the halls provide a rich and unmatched resource on the design of halls for presenting musical performances. Together with the technical appendices, the data and drawings will serve as an invaluable reference for architects and engineers involved in the design of spaces for the performance of music.

Architectural Acoustics

Author: William J. Cavanaugh
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470190523
Size: 17,33 MB
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The leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior designers A widely recognized, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts and experienced consultants, this Second Edition covers fundamental acoustic principles, design criteria, acoustical materials, control strategies, and methods for a wide variety of building types, including educational, healthcare, recreational, residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation facilities. Particular attention is given to places for listening and performance such as theaters, churches, concert and recital halls, outdoor arenas, classrooms, multiuse auditoria, libraries, music practice and rehearsal rooms, recording and broadcast studios, sports venues, home theaters, and other spaces that people meet to communicate and enjoy performance. Updated throughout, this edition features: New information on acoustical standards and guidelines for sustainable building design Additional, richly detailed case studies demonstrating real-world applications, including the acclaimed Walt Disney Concert Hall and many other building types Nearly two hundred photos and illustrations that further elucidate specific principles, applications, and techniques New developments in sound reinforcement and audio visual systems and their integration in room design Progress in research and future directions in acoustical modeling With fundamental conceptual understanding of basic acoustical principles provided by Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition, building designers can confidently create aesthetically and aurally pleasing spaces, while avoiding problems that could be very costly, if not impossible, to solve later.

Architectural Acoustics Illustrated

Author: Michael Ermann
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118986903
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Unite the science of sound and the principles of design toenhance any space Architectural Acoustics Illustrated translates thequantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphiclanguage of architecture. This highly-visual guide includes over350 illustrations that outline the physics of sound and the bestdesign practices for limiting or mitigating noise in buildings byusing the latest in materials and techniques. Each chapter includesa summary checklist of design guidelines to help prevent mistakesand oversights, and the Instructor's website offers videoanimations demonstrating acoustical concepts. Designed as a "firstlook" at the interaction of sound and space, the book explains theprinciples of architectural acoustics and their practicalapplications, providing a comprehensive guide for designing withacoustics in mind. Architectural acoustics is more than just concert halls –it may determine building placement, division of interior space,exterior construction, and even siting. When addressed early in thedesign process, the resulting space can be free of unwanted soundand promote good hearing; if left unaddressed, the problems withthe space can lead to lawsuits and costly post-constructionremediation. Architectural Acoustics Illustrated helpsdesigners solve most acoustical problems in advance, by enablingreaders to: Understand the physical science underlying the behavior ofsound Consider the interactions of sound and space in the initialdesign approach Mitigate building sounds such as those produced by HVAC andplumbing with early design planning Design spaces for listening, and incorporate acoustics bestpractices into every plan The highly visual format of the book helps readers grasp complexconcepts quickly, and thorough discussion of each concept'sreal-world application ties the science directly into the designprocess. All design professionals need to have a fundamentalunderstanding of acoustics, and Architectural AcousticsIllustrated is a comprehensive, practical guide in aneasy-to-read format.

Sensing Sound

Author: Nina Sun Eidsheim
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374692
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In Sensing Sound Nina Sun Eidsheim offers a vibrational theory of music that radically re-envisions how we think about sound, music, and listening. Eidsheim shows how sound, music, and listening are dynamic and contextually dependent, rather than being fixed, knowable, and constant. She uses twenty-first-century operas by Juliana Snapper, Meredith Monk, Christopher Cerrone, and Alba Triana as case studies to challenge common assumptions about sound—such as air being the default medium through which it travels—and to demonstrate the importance a performance's location and reception play in its contingency. By theorizing the voice as an object of knowledge and rejecting the notion of an a priori definition of sound, Eidsheim releases the voice from a constraining set of fixed concepts and meanings. In Eidsheim's theory, music consists of aural, tactile, spatial, physical, material, and vibrational sensations. This expanded definition of music as manifested through material and personal relations suggests that we are all connected to each other in and through sound. Sensing Sound will appeal to readers interested in sound studies, new musicology, contemporary opera, and performance studies.

Auditorium Acoustics And Architectural Design

Author: Michael Barron
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135219265
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Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. With new contemporary case-studies, this updated book explores these characteristics as an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. Supported by over 40 detailed case studies and architectural drawings of 75 auditoria at a scale of 1:500, the survey of each auditorium type is completed with a discussion of current best practice to achieve optimum acoustics.

Buildings For Music

Author: Michael Forsyth
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521268622
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This book establishes how musical taste and style affected architecture, and how in turn buildings and their acoustics influenced musical composition. Michael Forsyth examines the emergence of the purpose-built music room; the evolution of the opera house; the development of Romantic music related to the great nineteenth-century concert halls and opera houses; and the growth of acoustic science. The evolution of the twentieth-century concert hall is paralleled with the emergence of modern music, recording techniques and the influence of cinema design. Finally, present and future trends in music and acoustics are seen beside the growth of electronics and the adjustable auditorium. Buildings for Music draws together architecture, acoustics and musical sociology and presents them in a scholarly but very readable text, beautifully illustrated with contemporary plans, paintings, prints and photographs.

The Orchestra A Very Short Introduction

Author: D. Kern Holoman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978840
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The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. Far from an anachronistic organization that cannot long survive, it is shown to be powerful political and social force, occupying critical positions in cultural diplomacy, national identity, and civic pride.

Sound Systems Design And Optimization

Author: Bob McCarthy
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136123970
Size: 13,93 MB
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With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology developed from decades of field and teaching experience. This book is written for the field professional as well as the consultant or student, in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout. McCarthy's unique guide reveals the proven techniques to ensure that your sound system design can be optimized for maximum uniformity over the space. The book follows the audio signal path from the mix console to the audience and provides comprehensive information as to how the sound is spread over the listening area. The complex nature of the physics of speaker interaction over a listening space is revealed in terms readily understandable to audio professionals. Complex speaker arrays are broken down systematically and the means to design systems that are capable of being fully optimized for maximum spatial uniformity is shown. The methods of alignment are shown, including measurement mic placement, and step-by-step recipes for equalization, delay setting, level setting, speaker positioning and acoustic treatment. These principles and techniques are applicable to the simplest and most complex systems alike, from the single speaker to the multi-element "line array.

Concert And Opera Halls

Author: Leo Leroy Beranek
Editor: Acoustical Society of Amer
ISBN:
Size: 15,14 MB
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In the opening chapters, Dr. Beranek presents a fascinating look at the ways in which the acoustics of concert halls affect composers, musicians, and listeners. From interviews with musicians and music critics he places many of the world's renowned halls into categories of acoustical excellence. The main body of the book is devoted to descriptions, seating plans, photographs, and drawings of the world's top 66 concert halls and ten opera houses. The remaining chapters consider how shape, size, balconies, boxes, seats, surface arrangements, and suspended elements influence a hall's acoustics.