Rock and Pop Venues

Acoustic and Architectural Design

Authors: Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

  • 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
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About this book

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

About the authors

Niels W. Adelman-Larsen was in his early twenties educated a mechanical engineer in Denmark, and in music and sound engineering at Berklee College of Music in the USA. During the next 15 years, as a full-time jazz and rock drummer, he played about 1200 concerts some of wich with top jazz performers such as late Esbjörn Svensson and Doug Raney. Such experiences, as well as jam sessions with notabilities like Joshua Redman and Pat Metheny, has made Niels aware of, as he says “ what music actually can sound and feel like at its best”.

While still playing about 80 concerts a year he completed a master’s degree with a thesis on acoustics in Danish halls for amplified music. Since 2005 Niels has been a leading writer of scientific articles on the topic. He is well-known for his passionate oral presentations and lectures and has appeared on acoustics conferences world-wide. He invented and patented a new technology for variable and mobile acoustic treatment in favour of amplified music concerts cofinanced by investors such as the Danish Ministry of Technology and Innovation. The technology was launched in 2013.

Reviews

“Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen passionately makes the case in his book that acoustics of pop and rock performance venues are a critical factor for audience enjoyment and the requirements of musicians and sound mixing engineers presenting the show. … Rock and Pop Venues: Acoustic and Architectural Design should have a wide appeal to acousticians working in room acoustics design. … Overall, I enjoyed this book and learned about an acoustics topic not addressed in traditional room acoustics books.” (Neil Thompson Shade, Noise News International, Vol. 24 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Principles of Acoustics and Hearing

    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

    Pages 1-24

  • Auditorium Acoustics: Terms, Language, and Concepts

    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

    Pages 25-34

  • Reinforcement of Sound Sources

    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

    Pages 35-48

  • Assessments of 20 Halls

    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

    Pages 49-110

  • Recommended Acoustics for Pop and Rock Music

    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner

    Pages 111-128

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-45236-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45235-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50247-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rock and Pop Venues
Book Subtitle
Acoustic and Architectural Design
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45236-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45236-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45235-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50247-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 470
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations
Topics