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Joseph Myers, Kirkegaard Associates, USA: Recital halls, rehearsal rooms, and research spaces - Speaking of acoustics and the Music Multimedia Room

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Quoi ?
  • Distinguished Lecture
Quand ? 19/10/2017
du 16:30 au 18:00
Où ? Tanna Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke St. West
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The lecture will take place in TANNA SCHULICH HALL, followed by a wine and cheese reception in room A832-833 (8th floor of the Elizabeth Wirth New Music Building). 

Abstract

McGill's new Music Multimedia Room, currently under construction, is a room with few parallels in the world. It is a large room designed specifically for acoustics research but also intended for large ensemble rehearsals and small performances. This lecture describes the acoustical design approaches that Kirkegaard Associates takes to a recital hall, a rehearsal room, and a space for research, discussing examples of each type of room and how these approaches are combined in the design of McGill's MMR. 

Joseph MyersBiography

Joseph Myers has designed a significant number of the firm’s major projects. This deep experience with performing arts, academic, and worship facilities forms the foundation of his work. An active singer and actor, Joseph also brings a performer’s perspective to his projects. He draws on his background in architectural engineering to develop practical, buildable solutions, working in respectful collaboration with the architect, theatre consultant, and engineers. He particularly enjoys interacting with clients to translate their needs and desires into clear acoustic goals, and to translate those goals into a beautiful, functional, and affordable facility.

Joseph also lectures on acoustic design, presenting to a variety of academic and professional institutions including the Acoustical Society of America and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.

A more complete resume of Joseph Myers can be downloaded here (PDF): Joseph Myers Resume

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