Music Hall Design

Guests: Leo Beranek Co-founder of Bolt Beranek Newman Acoustical Consultant, Cambridge, Massachusetts R. Lawrence Kirkegaard Principal Acoustician, Kirkegaard and Associates, Chicago, Illinois Russell Johnson Principal Consultant and Director of Research, Artec Consultants, New York, New York You know that you sound great when you sing in the shower....and not so good when you're singing 'happy birthday' in a crowded restaraunt. But why? Acoustics are the answer — and even Pavarotti and Yo Yo Ma can use a little help to sound their best. In this hour, we'll look at the science involved in ensuring that concert and opera halls are acoustically excellent.

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