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. .
|Name||Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics|
|Conference||conference; 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem; 2011-07-24; 2011-07-28|
|Period||24/07/11 → 28/07/11|
|Other||10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem|