Fine acoustic is not there
to be seen but to be
blended into the architecture.
Kahle Acoustics provides acoustic consulting services for every type of performing arts venue projects, such as concert halls, opera houses, theatres, and auditoriums be it new constructions, renovations, rehabilitations or improvements of existing buildings. Rather than applying preconceived formulations to projects, Kahle Acoustics actively seeks solutions that consider context, architectural design and artistic merit.
Kahle Acoustics genuinely believes that acoustic considerations should be factored in from the very start of the project, and not merely be “bolted on” to an existing design.
With the team's pertinent background both in music and science, Kahle Acoustics is very attuned to requirements and feedback from musicians, audience and performers. It gives the team a solid background knowledge, when it comes to collaborating with architects and venue planners on a programme's development or amendments.
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, such as Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Viñoly, Terry Pawson, Paul Andreu, Rem Koolhaas and Souto de Moura.
The Auditoria Magazine latest issue includes our article that was co-written with the Finnish acoustic entity Akukon. It is about the Culture and Art centre in Fuzhou China, that opened last Fall 2018. Here is the pdf of the article and some additional details available on our website.
The Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps, opens this June 16th with a performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Constantinos Carydis. Kahle Acoustics worked for Studio Seilern Architects and soon more technical details and pictures will be available on our website, but in the meantime for further info please browse on this link.
Interviewed ahead of his performance with the Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Austrian multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger is very complimentary about the acoustics of the Stavanger Konserthus. If you want to know more about the hall, here Martin presents a 30-min documentary on German television, broadcast on May 14th 2019
We are very proud to be part of the design team (Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck et HBAAT) that was awarded the ADC 2019 in the architecture & culture category for l'Espace des Arts (more technical details coming soon). It is for the renovation of the former house of culture of Chalon-sur-Saône that is now a French national scene that produces and hosts contemporary artistic creations: dance, theatre, music and cinema. More info on the award
Cees Mulder will attend the AudioForum on 4 February in Amsterdam, and will give two lectures there. For more info please browse on this link.
The 2018/19 issue of Auditoria magazine is out and you may read our article on found spaces via this pdf.