Music and Concert Hall Acoustics: Conference Proceedings from MCHA 1995

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Music and Concert Hall Acoustics examines the fundamental relationship between the music, the concert hall, and the listener. Chapters cover topics including the analysis of music signals, adjustment of music to a particular music hall, and the temporal and spatial properties of sound fields. This intriguing book also considers the fusing of acoustics and architecture, design studies of concert halls, and design studies of large acoustic spaces and electroacoustic systems, and the most suitable materials to be used in concert hall construction.
From the design and construction of the concert hall itself to individual and global subjective evaluations of sound fields, Music and Concert Hall Acoustics details exactly how each variable in a concert hall can affect a live musical performance. The excellent contributions to this book will be of interest to musically-minded electrical engineers, physicists, and anyone else working in the a field concerned with architectural acoustics.

Contributors are recognized experts in the field
Considers both acoustics and architecture
Includes analysis of music signals

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In May 1995, Music and Concert Hall Acoustics (MCHA95) convened for four days in the main hall of the newly opened Kirishima International Concert Hall, designed by the well-known architect Fumihiko Maki, and featuring an innovative acoustical design by Yoichi Ando. From the first paper by the hall's architect, to the last, by musician and conductor Jurgen Meyer, the interdisciplinary theme of the symposium was woven from the many strands of research and observation in physical acoustics, psycho-musicology, architectural design and engineering, auditory psychology, and musical performance. What can be discovered and admired here in the collected Proceedings papers is a view of concert hall design which promotes the fusion of art and science.

About the Author:

Dennis Noson has worked as an acoustical consultant for over 20 years on projects ranging from the General Jackson stern-wheel showboat at Opryland, Tennessee to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, near Seattle. The latter was a collaborative acoustical design with co-editor, Professor Yoichi Ando.

Professor Yoichi Ando was awarded the 1995 Institute Honor by the American Institute of Architects. His 30 years of work developing and applying new theories of concert hall acoustics have helped redefine the way music is heard. A scientist, author and educator, his achievements are a benefit to both the world of architecture and the world of music. He is Chairman of Environmental Science at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Japan.

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