The Science of Music: Concert Hall AcousticsBack To Calendar
With special thanks to Michael Klein and Joan Fabry
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This summer, the Aspen Science Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School bring back the popular Science of Music series of lectures and demonstrations aimed at the "enthusiastic novice." No previous knowledge of physics or music theory is needed to enjoy these explorations.
In 1900, Symphony Hall in Boston became the first auditorium designed specifically to reflect the scientifically derived principles of acoustics. Using the physics of sound movement, control, and vibration, architects can create a space that produces the rich but clear sound we hear in modern concert halls and auditoriums. Acoustic engineer Lawrence Kirkegaard sits down with architects Harry Teague and Carl Giegold to discuss the science of acoustics and its role in designing buildings and concert halls. Teague designed the AMFS’s Harris Concert Hall and collaborated with Kirkegaard to ensure world-class acoustics in the 2,050-seat Benedict Music Tent.
This event is moderated by AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher.
Note: AMFS passes can not be used for this collaboration with the Aspen Science Center.