Une bonne acoustique ne se voit pas, elle se fond dans l'architecture.

Société de conseil acoustique spécialisée dans les salles de concert et d'opéra, les théâtres et les auditoriums. Elle intervient dans la construction nouvelle, la rénovation, l'amélioration acoustique, la transformation d'un lieu existant en salle de concert ou de théâtre.

Plutôt que de préconiser un modèle de salle préétabli, Kahle Acoustics recherche la meilleure solution acoustique dans le respect du concept architectural et du projet artistique.

Pour que les solutions acoustiques ne viennent pas se plaquer artificiellement sur l'architecture, mais soient pensées en amont, Kahle Acoustics a pour principe de participer à l'élaboration du concept avec le client, l'architecte et le scénographe. Si nécessaire, la société contribue à définir le programme de la salle et/ou du bâtiment existant ou à construire.

Fondée en 2001 par Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics a son siège à Bruxelles. La société intervient en plusieurs langues — français, anglais, allemand, néerlandais — et sur trois continents — Europe, États-Unis, Asie.

Elle travaille avec des architectes de renommée internationale, tels que Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Viñoly, Paul Andreu, Rem Koolhaas, Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield et Pekka Salminen.

News

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.

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.

The National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam held its first production with limited audience as part of the Holland Festival on 20th June 2021. “Die ersten Menschen” by Rudi Stephan was performed by Concertgebouw Orchestra and will be broadcasted on Arte channel as of 25th June: video. Kahle Acoustics was involved in the design of an acoustic shell for the 1 600-seat auditorium (more info soon to come on our acoustic mission in the hall).

In collaboration with Barteld Postma and Brian Katz, Kahle Acoustics contributed to research into Room Acoustics design strategies in the pre-Sabine era. Our article (pdf) includes fascinating insights and guidelines from before the discovery of the reverberation time formula. For contemporary room design, there is much food for thought to be found in old texts! More info on our LinkedIn.

The episode on the Andermatt Concert Hall designed by Studio Seilern is broadcasted on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 7.00 pm on Sky Arts (GMT) and it explores the design and inspiration behind this world-class concert hall. Here is the link for Season 2 Episode 5 to be watched at your own convenience once you register.

Winter 2021, Emilie Carayol and Yann Jurkiewicz have started their new mission as acousticians to the owner for the development of the Ateliers Berthier site. It will become a major hub for the dramatic arts in Paris, France. Check out for more exciting news on the design architect's website.

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