Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Engineering | Rock and Pop Venues - Acoustic and Architectural Design

Rock and Pop Venues

Acoustic and Architectural Design

Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

2014, XV, 470 p. 120 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-45236-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-45235-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Gives a objective methodology to assess Rock and Pop Music Venues
  • Shows essential construction details and choices of building materials in the design of new venues or the renovation of old ones
  • Presents a set of famous European rock and pop venues, their architecture, their beauty and their properties
  • Proposes a new and easy method to objectively rate halls
  • Subjective data complete the assessment and give a full picture of the sound quality of a venue

Popular music plays a substantial role in most people’s life. The demand and financial revenue of Rock and Pop concerts is large and still increasing with the decreased revenue on recorded music. Based on the first ever scientific investigations on recommendable acoustics for amplified music conducted by the author, this book sets forward precise guidelines for acoustical engineers to optimize the acoustics in existing or future halls for amplified music. 

  • Gives precise guidelines on how to design the acoustics in venues that present amplified music
  • Debates essential construction details, including placement of sound system and use of possible building materials, in the architectural design of new venues or the renovation of old ones
  • Portrays 75 well-known European Rock & Pop venues, their architecture and acoustic properties.
  • 20 venues were rated for their acoustics by music professionals leading to an easy-to-use assessment methodology

 ”Acoustics are important within pop and rock venues to ensure a great experience for audiences and performers. This book fills an important gap of knowledge on the acoustics of venues. It will be of value to sound engineers as well as building owners and operators and building design professionals”.

Rob Harris, Arup Acoustics

With this book, many future amplified music concerts will sound better, for the joy of audiences and musicians alike. This enormous work demonstrates a rare degree of passion and insight, from the hand of the key researcher in the field”.

Dr. Per V. Brüel

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Bass Absorption Coefficients - Concert Halls - Reverberation Times - Sound System Chain

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Classical Continuum Physics - Engineering

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Engineering Acoustics.