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.
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.
The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Paavo Järvi inaugurate the Grosse Tonhalle with Mahler's Third Symphony next September 15th 2021. The 2021-2022 programme is now available on their website.
Kahle Acoustics, acoustician for the full mission, is very excited to share that the official 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 is taking place on September 3rd 2021 with Gloria by Händel. More info on this website.
Please take a guided tour of the very elegant and soon-to-be-opened Comédie de Genève, next August 28th 2021. It was designed by Fres Architects with Kahle Acoustics as consultant throughout the full mission. Please browse on this website.
The V-A-C Foundation on July 22nd 2021, shares an update on the building rehabilitation named Ges_2. This 1907 former warehouse's rehabilitation completion is happening anytime soon in the second half of 2021. More info on the V-A-C Foundation website and on Kahle Acoustics' s ongoing mission.
The Summer Salzburg festival started on July 19th 2021. It celebrates its 100 years of classical music concerts and drama performances. We would like to highlight a couple of events performed by the musicAeterna choir and their conductor Teodor Currentzis. The first, was held on July 21st, Lux Aeterna and was a homage to the works of Hildegard von Bingen, Gyorgya Ligeti, Alexei Retinsky and Andreas Moustoukis; and the second performance, scheduled next July 26th will be the Don Giovanni opera. More info available here.