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Architectural Features That Make Music Bloom in Concert Halls

Department of Computer Science, Aalto University, FI-02150 Espoo, Finland
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in IOA Auditorium Acoustics 2018.
Acoustics 2019, 1(2), 439-449; https://doi.org/10.3390/acoustics1020025
Received: 7 April 2019 / Revised: 13 May 2019 / Accepted: 17 May 2019 / Published: 22 May 2019
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to spark discussions on the recent trends of designing vineyard and surround-type concert halls. We understand that these halls could be architecturally unique and many conductors like them, however, as outlined in this paper, they do not always serve the best for music acoustically. The motivation for visual proximity is easily understandable, but it should not overrule the acoustical conditions. We hope that this paper helps designers of new concert venues. We also hope to see more research and discussion on the acoustical qualities of these modern concert halls. View Full-Text
Keywords: concert halls; music; architecture; acoustics concert halls; music; architecture; acoustics
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Lokki, T.; Pätynen, J. Architectural Features That Make Music Bloom in Concert Halls. Acoustics 2019, 1, 439-449.

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