"If a song works acoustically
then it should work with the band too and we can develop them when we get back into the studio with the rest of the band.
The application of acoustical principles to the built environment acknowledges that the purpose of that space is to facilitate communication and community--the basis of what we call "acoustically
reinforced architecture." The good news is that aesthetics don't need to be sacrificed for the sake of good acoustics (nor vice versa).
Offering a tour backstage and beyond, From the Top at Carnegie Hall ranges from a bathroom that serves double duty as an acoustically
satisfactory rehearsal spot in a young violinist's home; a trumpet player who enjoys performing in a jazz club known to host Tony Bennett; a marimba player who is sensitive to the rhythms around him at all times, even when doing household chores; and much more.
We talked to three music regulars about their favorite places to sit at the Hult's Silva Concert Hall - the most complicated venue, acoustically
- as well as the two other big halls in town, the Shedd Institute's Jaqua Concert Hall and Beall Hall at the University of Oregon.
The question arises as to whether a building that is not comfortable acoustically
, and therefore not fit for its purpose, is actually a sustainable building for its occupants.
Volume Products managing director Mark Partridge said: "Airea creates an almost instant, acoustically
private room for a variety of uses and is ideal for open-plan environments.
Standard panels are constructed from a 1.2mm-thick outer skin, acoustically
absorbent mineral-wool infill and 0.7mm-thick pre-galvanised perforated steel inner skin.
Long prostheses can produce excessive tension and may be acoustically
inefficient because of stretching of the annular ligaments.
The HL 5000 also includes a special line location mode to better locate plastic pipelines acoustically
. With this function, the HL 5000 reacts to impulse noises produced by the impulse generator, RSP 3.
Martti Kalliala and Esa Ruskeepaa's Mafoombey project (p62) employs stacked layers of cardboard to form an acoustically
efficient cavern and Kazuyo Morita's micropod (p56) is a charming exercise in thin concrete technology allied to the traditional skills of Japanese plasterers.
Also, they use a laminated windshield that is acoustically
tuned to reduce wind noise.
The emergence of observing systems such as acoustically
tracked floats in the deep ocean, and surface drifters navigating by satellite, has seen renewed interest in Lagrangian fluid dynamics.