Season 1, Ep. 1 – “We sell sound”, the acoustics of our new hall
Welcome to the Transformation Pod – our series that gets backstage and under the floor boards of the largest capital arts programme ever to take place in the South West.
Over the next two years, Colston Hall will undergo a £48.8 million transformation that will ensure Bristol has a world class concert venue of international significance at the heart of the city.
In this first episode, we discuss one of the most important aspects of the transformation – ensuring the new auditorium sounds amazing.
Every decision about the new hall is being made with the venue’s acoustics in mind and making sure that how the hall sounds is always being considered in the design and build process.
We talk to journalists, conductors, building managers and of course acousticians about what goes into making a concert hall sound astonishing.
Photos and Acoustic Model
Presented by Harriet Robinson
Produced by Julia Hayball and Louise Orchard, 2°West
Thank you to the contributors:
Oliver Condy – Editor of BBC Music Magazine
Emily McGeehin – Acoustician at Sound Space Vision
Charles Hazlewood – Founder of The British Paraorchestra
Nick Craney – General Manager of Colston Hall