See it, hear it – catch the wave
The effect of different materials reflecting, absorbing, diverting or bouncing off light is all too rarely studied. The behaviour of longer waves – of sound – and the nuances of different waves from voice to chamber orchestra to pop often need to be designed by expert acousticians. Start playing with all these waves together inside a blank concert hall box and the engineered surfaces appear as rippling complexities of materials, coming to life as the lights go up; appreciated visually as much as acoustically. It is not just the soloist performing, but the walls playing the music back to the audience. And the architecture sings too.