Measurements have been carried out on furnished orchestra platforms in four concert halls in Italy in order to describe the sound field perceived by musicians. The heterogeneous nature of the orchestra suggested a procedure able to take into account the mutual hearing between instrumental sections. The measured parameters were the early, late and total support, the reverberation time, the early decay time and the clarity index. A part of the study has been devoted to the measurement uncertainty estimation. The source directivity and the small displacements of the microphone influence the early decay time to a great extent while the on-platform spatial variability affects both the early decay time and the clarity index. Per-section early support shows differences that render the overall spatial mean inappropriate to describe the stage as a whole. For the other parameters an overall mean platform value can instead be suitable, even though, for the case of clarity a more evident group variability is observed. The values of late support, reverberation time, early decay time and clarity index, proposed in literature as suitable measures of reverberance for musicians, are not all intercorrelated, indicating that not all these parameters can be associated to the same subjective impression.
The acoustical characterization of orchestra platforms and uncertainty estimation of the results / GIOVANNINI M.; ASTOLFI A.. - In: APPLIED ACOUSTICS. - ISSN 0003-682X. - 71:10(2010), pp. 889-901. [10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.05.020]
|Titolo:||The acoustical characterization of orchestra platforms and uncertainty estimation of the results|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.05.020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|