The influence of Room Acoustic Aspects on the Noise Exposure of Symphonic Orchestra Musicians

R.H.C. Wenmaekers, C.C.J.M. Hak, L.C.J. Luxemburg, van

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Abstract

Musicians in a symphonic orchestra are exposed to the noise of a large number of different sound sources. The noise exposure can vary largely and has many aspects of influence. One group of aspects are musical aspects, like the orchestra size and composition, the musical piece and its interpretation by the conductor and orchestra. The other group of aspects are architectural and room acoustic related which may contribute to a variation in noise exposure, independent of the musical aspects to some extent. On one hand, the size of the stage or orchestra pit may determine the distance between the musicians, which typically influences the direct and early reflected sound paths. Besides that, the room acoustics of the stage and the hall can increase the noise exposure dramatically. In this research, the contribution of stage size and acoustics to the total noise exposure and instrument balance is investigated for 7 concert halls A to G as described by Luxemburg et al. [2009].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem
EditorsBarbara Griefahn
PublisherInstitute of Acoustics
Pages133-140
ISBN (Print)978-1-906913-07-6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventconference; 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem; 2011-07-24; 2011-07-28 -
Duration: 24 Jul 201128 Jul 2011

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NameProceedings of the Institute of Acoustics
Numberpart 3
Volume33
ISSN (Print)1478-6095

Conference

Conferenceconference; 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem; 2011-07-24; 2011-07-28
Period24/07/1128/07/11
Other10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem

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Wenmaekers, R. H. C., Hak, C. C. J. M., & Luxemburg, van, L. C. J. (2011). The influence of Room Acoustic Aspects on the Noise Exposure of Symphonic Orchestra Musicians. In B. Griefahn (Ed.), 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (pp. 133-140). (Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics; Vol. 33, No. part 3). Institute of Acoustics.
Wenmaekers, R.H.C. ; Hak, C.C.J.M. ; Luxemburg, van, L.C.J. / The influence of Room Acoustic Aspects on the Noise Exposure of Symphonic Orchestra Musicians. 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. editor / Barbara Griefahn. Institute of Acoustics, 2011. pp. 133-140 (Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics; part 3).
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Wenmaekers, RHC, Hak, CCJM & Luxemburg, van, LCJ 2011, The influence of Room Acoustic Aspects on the Noise Exposure of Symphonic Orchestra Musicians. in B Griefahn (ed.), 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, no. part 3, vol. 33, Institute of Acoustics, pp. 133-140, conference; 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem; 2011-07-24; 2011-07-28, 24/07/11.

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10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. ed. / Barbara Griefahn. Institute of Acoustics, 2011. p. 133-140 (Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics; Vol. 33, No. part 3).

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Wenmaekers RHC, Hak CCJM, Luxemburg, van LCJ. The influence of Room Acoustic Aspects on the Noise Exposure of Symphonic Orchestra Musicians. In Griefahn B, editor, 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. Institute of Acoustics. 2011. p. 133-140. (Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics; part 3).