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Can You Hear Us Now? The Reverb Really Makes A Difference

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Lovers of classical music and jazz, musicians and composers, are acutely tuned in to the acoustics of a performance space. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston looks at the acoustical demands of a concert hall.

Large performance spaces need to provide enjoyable listening experiences across many musical genres and forms of entertainment. That’s why varying the acoustics of a given environment is a threshold issue that makes a big difference.  Acoustical engineer and inventor Niels Adelman-Larsen has developed a new variable acoustic system for concert halls that relies on inflatable sound absorbers.

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Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Niels Adelman-Larsen about his background, concert hall acoustics, and some sound basics.