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dc.contributorBraasch, Jonas
dc.contributorXiang, Ning
dc.contributorKrueger, Ted (Theodore Edward), 1954-
dc.contributor.authorStroud, Nathan Paul
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:13:16Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:13:16Z
dc.date.created2014-10-08T10:30:14Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1180
dc.descriptionAugust 2014
dc.descriptionSchool of Architecture
dc.description.abstractThe experience of hearing an exceptional symphony orchestra perform in an excel- lent concert hall can be profound and moving, causing a level of excitement not often reached for listeners. Romantic period style orchestral music, recognized for validating the use of intense emotion for aesthetic pleasure, was the last significant development in the history of the orchestra. In an age where orchestral popularity is waning, the possibil- ity of evolving the orchestral sound in our modern era exists through the combination of our current understanding of instrument directivity patterns and their interaction with architectural acoustics. With the aid of wave field synthesis (WFS), newly proposed variations on orchestral layouts are tested virtually using a 64-channel WFS array. Each layout is objectively and subjectively compared for determination of which layout could optimize the sound of the orchestra and revitalize the excitement of the performance.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectArchitectural sciences
dc.titleOptimization of orchestral layouts based on instrument directivity patterns
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid172965
dc.digitool.pid172966
dc.digitool.pid172967
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.relation.departmentSchool of Architecture


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