Past meetings of the Society
June 2012

June 2012 Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6:00 PM
Place: Constellation Center’s Acoustic Laboratory, 161 First Street,
Cambridge, MA 02142

Featured Guests: Glenn KnicKrehm, President of the Center, & Staff

Topic: Developing new Halls from Historical Models using Scientific Measurements


The Constellation Center will be ideally located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, a location where innovation and entrepreneurship occur. The Constellation Center will serve as Kendall Square’s “cultural lab” where music, art festivals, movies, and an assortment of public programs will take place. The much-anticipated seven-story Center will encompass over 230,000 square feet of interior space and five halls. Each hall will be designed to duplicate and even exceed the acoustics found in some of the worlds’ finest halls.

The Center’s acoustic research team traveled worldwide to measure the selected halls electronically.

On Wednesday, we will get an introduction to the acoustic team and the audio-video equipment used to model the sound quality of the ‘best’ sounding halls.

The presentation will include the sampling items and techniques used to determine hall sound – microphones, software, the placement of sound generators, and techniques to determine hall size.


Directions - This meeting only:  Traveling on the Longfellow Bridge, go straight until you reach the first light, then turn RIGHT onto 3rd St. Go five (counted on the right) blocks to light at Binney St. Turn RIGHT and go two blocks to 1st St. Turn LEFT onto 1st Street. The building at 161 1st St. is on the corner of 1st and Binney.

Go one block on 1st and turn LEFT onto Rodgers St to the entrance of the parking lot on the left behind 161 First St.

Walk up the ramp, and enter from the back entrance. The elevator is to the right in the lobby, around the corner.


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