Perception of music dynamics in concert hall acoustics

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Pätynen, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Lokki, Tapio
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T11:13:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Pätynen , J & Lokki , T 2016 , ' Perception of music dynamics in concert hall acoustics ' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , vol 140 , no. 5 , pp. 3787-3798 . DOI: 10.1121/1.4967157 en
dc.identifier.issn 0001-4966
dc.identifier.issn 1520-8524
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/perception-of-music-dynamics-in-concert-hall-acoustics(c24f7211-ee48-4680-9b35-c1e7abfc1cee).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/9711039/JASMAN_vol_140_iss_5_3787_1.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/24327
dc.description.abstract Dynamics is one of the principal means of expressivity in Western classical music. Still, preceding research on room acoustics has mostly neglected the contribution of music dynamics to the acoustic perception. This study investigates how the different concert hall acoustics influence the perception of varying music dynamics. An anechoic orchestra signal, containing a step in music dynamics, was rendered in the measured acoustics of six concert halls at three seats in each. Spatial sound was reproduced through a loudspeaker array. By paired comparison, naive subjects selected the stimuli that they considered to change more during the music. Furthermore, the subjects described their foremost perceptual criteria for each selection. The most distinct perceptual factors differentiating the rendering of music dynamics between halls include the dynamic range, and varying width of sound and reverberance. The results confirm the hypothesis that the concert halls render the performed music dynamics differently, and with various perceptual aspects. The analysis against objective room acoustic parameters suggests that the perceived dynamic contrasts are pronounced by acoustics that provide stronger sound and more binaural incoherence by a lateral sound field. Concert halls that enhance the dynamics have been found earlier to elicit high subjective preference. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.extent 3787-3798
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the Acoustical Society of America en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 140, issue 5 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) en
dc.subject.other Acoustics and Ultrasonics en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.title Perception of music dynamics in concert hall acoustics en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.subject.keyword concert hall
dc.subject.keyword music
dc.subject.keyword perception
dc.subject.keyword Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
dc.subject.keyword Acoustics and Ultrasonics
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201701191272
dc.identifier.doi 10.1121/1.4967157
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2017-06-01


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