Beacons of Sound

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Abstract

The chapter discusses expectations and imaginations vis-à-vis the concert hall of the twenty-first century. It outlines some of the central historical implications of western culture’s haven for sounding music. Based on the author’s study of the Icelandic concert-house Harpa, the chapter considers how these implications, together with the prime mover’s visions, have been transformed as private investors and politicians took over. The chapter furthermore investigates the objectives regarding musical sound and the far-reaching demands concerning acoustics that modern concert halls are required to deal with.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination, Volume 1
EditorsMark Grimshaw-Aagaard, Mads Walther-Hansen, Martin Knakkergaard
Volume1
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Investors
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Keywords

  • concert hall
  • symphony music
  • acoustics
  • bourgeois culture
  • experience economy
  • hi-fi

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Knakkergaard, M. (2019). Beacons of Sound. In M. Grimshaw-Aagaard, M. Walther-Hansen, & M. Knakkergaard (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination, Volume 1 (Vol. 1). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190460167.013.35
Knakkergaard, Martin. / Beacons of Sound. The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination, Volume 1. editor / Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard ; Mads Walther-Hansen ; Martin Knakkergaard . Vol. 1 Oxford University Press, 2019.
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Knakkergaard M. Beacons of Sound. In Grimshaw-Aagaard M, Walther-Hansen M, Knakkergaard M, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination, Volume 1. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190460167.013.35