The influence of room acoustics on musical performance and interpretation: A pilot study
Number of Authors: 4
2016 (English)In: 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016, New York, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Concert hall acoustics is an important factor that influences musical performance. Different acoustics lead to different musical results. For a musical performer, the artistic impression of a performance is paramount. Therefore, it is essential to study the relation between concert hall acoustics and musical performance. Such studies might also be relevant for architects and acousticians. A pilot study was devised, enabled by a unique concert hall with mechanically variable acoustics. A musician played the grand piano at four trials, each having a distinctive acoustic condition. The trials were recorded for later analysis. The performances were assessed by experts and the pianist himself. The results show that clear as well as subtle differences in interpretation and performance between the trials existed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, 2016.
Audio Engineering Society International Convention, 140
Music Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject Audio Technology; Music Performance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59958ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84983483261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-59958DiVA: diva2:1040073
140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016; Paris; France; 4 June 2016 through 7 June 2016