Fine acoustic is not there
to be seen but to be
blended into the architecture.
Kahle Acoustics provides acoustic consulting services for every type of performing arts venue projects, such as concert halls, opera houses, theatres, and auditoriums be it new constructions, renovations, rehabilitations or improvements of existing buildings. Rather than applying preconceived formulations to projects, Kahle Acoustics actively seeks solutions that consider context, architectural design and artistic merit.
Kahle Acoustics genuinely believes that acoustic considerations should be factored in from the very start of the project, and not merely be “bolted on” to an existing design.
With the team's pertinent background both in music and science, Kahle Acoustics is very attuned to requirements and feedback from musicians, audience and performers. It gives the team a solid background knowledge, when it comes to collaborating with architects and venue planners on a programme's development or amendments.
Kahle Acoustics is located in Brussels, Belgium, and was founded in 2001 by Eckhard Kahle. All members work in multiple languages: French, English, Dutch, and German, and on three continents: Europe, North America and Asia.
Kahle Acoustics frequently collaborates with some of the world's most prestigious architects, such as Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Viñoly, Terry Pawson, Paul Andreu, Rem Koolhaas and Souto de Moura.
Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, will re-open officially on 4th and 6th October 2018 with two co-productions: Skrjabins Prometheus by Philharmonie zuidnederland and King Lear by Toneelgroep Maasticht. More info about Kahle Acoustics' mission in collaboration with Cees Mulder, will soon be published but until then please browse on Theater aan het Vrijthof website.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) will held its Auditorium Acoustics 2018 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, running from 4th till 6th October. There will be a couple of presentations by Kahle Acoustics. To access the programme please click on the following link.
And on October 10th, the Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre in China will be inaugurated. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform in the 1 600-seat opera hall. A few on-site pictures can be glanced at on the architects' website, and there will be more visuals to come as two acousticians from Kahle Acoustics will attend.
Juan Óscar García Gómez acoustician who worked at Kahle Acoustics for five years joins another acoustic agency. We wish him all the best and thank him for his contribution at Kahle Acoustics.
The 2018/19 issue of Auditoria magazine is out and you may read our article on found spaces via this pdf.
Our acoustician, Thomas Wulfrank took an active part in the project Inside the Hearing Machine notably in collaboration with the Orpheus Instituut and Tom Beghin. If you are interested, please browse on the Inside the Hearing Machine website, or Orpheus Instituut website and join one of the three October events to enter the multisensory playground of the late deaf composer: Beethoven. Or read The Acoustics of Beethoven's Hearing Machine, CD-booklet for Tom Beghin.