Fine acoustic is not there to be seen but should blend into the architecture.

Kahle Acoustics specialises in acoustics consulting for performing arts buildings, including concert halls, opera houses, theatres, and auditoria.

Our projects include new buildings, renovations and acoustic improvements, as well as the conversion of existing and “found” spaces.

Rather than applying preconceived ideas, Kahle Acoustics seeks optimised solutions that take context, culture, architectural design and artistic merit into account. In every case, the goal is to find a perfectly adapted solution that optimises the acoustics along with all other requirements.

To achieve this aim, and to avoid acoustic solutions that are “bolted on”, Kahle Acoustics is proactive in collaborating with the project architect, theatre consultant and user/client to integrate acoustics right from the very start.

Every member of Kahle Acoustics has a background both in music and science — through this we are highly attuned to the requirements of musicians, audience and performers alike. This perspective is essential when it comes to our work developing the brief for performance spaces in new or existing buildings.

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, including Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Viñoly, Paul Andreu, Rem Koolhaas, Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield and Pekka Salminen.

News

The 46-year-old Icelandic artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, is re-creating the 1980s US daytime soap Santa Barbara for a new project due to be unveiled at GES-2, the vast new culture complex in Moscow. The historic 20,000 sqm venue, home to the V-A-C Foundation, opens early December 2021. A former power plant built in 1907, converted by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, which could become as important on the global art circuit as London’s Tate Modern or the Centre Pompidou in Paris. You may read the Financial Times' article published early November 2021. More info in our webpage.

Evan Green, Acoustician and Associate at Kahle Acoustics is invited as guest speaker to the Seminar Raumakustik Intensiv — Musikverein Edition held from 22nd until 24th November 2021 in Vienna. Complexity and beauty of room acoustics will be discussed intensely, from basics for advanced users to concert hall acoustics and digital acoustics.

The V-A-C Foundation approached Renzo Piano's studio with a proposal to turn the power plant, which supplied energy for the City of Moscow for almost a century, into a new cultural space — the GES-2. The end result will open its doors next Dec 4th 2021 in Moscow. Read more on AD Architecture online magazine, and browse through the 3D model. More info in our website.

Découvrez en avant première, à l'occasion des portes ouvertes des 6 et 7 novembre 2021, le nouveau Théâtre de Carouge, Suisse, qui ouvrira officiellement en janvier 2022. Plus d'infos sur notre site.

Le Conservatoire de Musique de Genève et ses cornistes, nous offre deux courtes vidéos. Celle de leur générale au sein de la salle historique du Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. Et celle de la création pour 6 cors des Alpes et 6 cors chromatiques sur le toit du Conservatoire de Musique.

Le 5 novembre 2021 sonne l'ouverture officielle du nouvel écrin de la salle des fêtes et du nouveau Théâtre de Carouge en Suisse. Ces deux pôles de la vie sociale et culturelle, après trois ans de travaux, reprennent du service. Le directeur Jean Liermier nous en parle in-situ. Plus d'infos sur notre site.

Découvrez les 33 réalisations construites en France qui sont présélectionnées pour le Prix d'architectures 10+1 de l'année 2021. Onze d'entre elles qui répondront aux questions des enjeux architecturaux actuels se verront distinguées. Visualiser la sélection.

Le Conservatoire de Musique de Genève a ouvert ses portes le 1er octobre 2021. Après trois ans de travaux, sa directrice Eva Aroutunian revient sur la longue rénovation du bâtiment www.tdg.ch. Plus d'info sur notre mission acoustique (de nouvelles photos suivront) sur la page dédiée de notre site .

Very Enthusiastic article published in La Revue Allumeuse on the public opening of the Grand Manège in the City of Namur, with its 800-seat concert hall, home to the Centre d'Art vocal et de Musique ancienne.

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