Mungo Posted January 12, 2017 Report Share Posted January 12, 2017 New Concert Hall opened in my town, after ten years construction time and the cost of 800 million Euros which is about 11 times more than firstly calculated. The whole hall is based on 362 steel springs, like a boom mike. Best sound on every single of 2100 seats, planned by sound specialist Yasuhisa Toyota. Special surfaces on the walls create and eliminate wanted und unwanted sound reflections. There is a giant 15 meter reflector hanging from the ceiling, mechanically isolated from the hall. No seat is more than 30 meters away from the conductor. Seats are coated with special sound fabrics. Yasuhisa Toyota made a 10:1 model before construction to examine acoustics. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/arts/music/elbphilharmonie-an-architectural-gift-to-gritty-hamburg-germany.html?_r=0 Yesterday, there was the opening concert, broadcasted live. I must admit: it sounded just great. Everyone did a fantastic job. http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/Ode-an-die-Freude,festakt130.html entire concert http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/EE17-kompletter-festakt,elbphilharmoniekonzert102.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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