Duisburg: Theater am Marientor
For the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, GMD Giordano Bellincampi and Intendant Dr. Alfred Wendel (October 2012)::
„We never thought it would be possible to produce such good and quite perfect natural sounding acoustics it was possible to achieve in the musical "Theater am Marientor" in Duisburg - without even any work-intensive conversion or installation work. The musicians, the audience and the press were all very impressed by the demonstrations of acoustic shaping during orchestral and chamber music concerts, not least because many musicians and visitors were well aware of just how problematic the acoustics of this room are without any electro acoustic optimisation.“
„The acoustic shaping produced such a good sound, there's no longer any reason to refurbish difficult concert halls!“ - according to Gerrit Zitterbart, Hanover-based professor of the piano, soloist and chamber musician (Abegg Trio), whose first experience of acoustic shaping was during his performance of John Field's Piano Concerto No. 7 with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra in the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen.
(Principal Conductor Göttinger Symphonie Orchester)
„Resonance and reverberation are both much improved and the beauty and cohesiveness of the sound greatly enhanced. The brilliance of the timbre is far more intensive and the overall sound is finer and more translucent. Musicians respond immediately to the improved acoustics and listeners are surrounded by natural sounding room acoustics.“
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
Rheinische Post: Acoustic shaping in the TaM
„It was wonderful to experience such a full and transparent musical sound in the philharmonic concert with the necessary reverberation in contrast to the dreadful acoustics we are used to in the TaM.“
[Report of 22 September 2012 on the first concert given by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra at its alternative venue the „Theater am Marientor“.]
HAZ: „A new experience of sound“
In its 8 August 2012 issue the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper published a report on acoustic shaping, Gernot von Schultzendorff and the company Saalakustik.de .
Report in the music journal „Das Orchester“
An in-depth article by journalist Martin Schrahn appeared in the June 2012 issue of the international journal „Das Orchester“ under the title „Acoustic Shaping“ and „Göttingen's Symphony Orchestra benefits from improved room acoustics on its 150th anniversary“.