Harold Marshall, acoustic architect, engineer and physicist

Philharmonie de Paris 10 [amazonaws.com]Philharmonie de Paris 10a [archi5.fr]Philharmonie de Paris

### radionz.co.nz Sunday 8 February 2015
RNZ National – Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
10:40 Sir Harold Marshall – Acoustical Science (Link)
Sir Harold Marshall is an award-winning and ground breaking acoustic architect who loves Bach. Knighted for services to acoustical science, the stunning new ultra-modern concert hall the Philharmonie de Paris [designed by Jean Nouvel] is the latest in a long line of prestigious projects he’s been involved with. Sir Harold explains why it is in fact the “great grandchild” of Christchurch’s Town Hall.
Audio | Downloads: Ogg MP3 ( 22′ 22″ )

Harold Marshall 1 [marshallday.com]Professor Harold Marshall, with an independent chair in Acoustics, taught the principles of acoustic design to many of us at the University of Auckland School of Architecture. The Acoustics Centre NZ is now hosted by the School of Architecture within the University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries.

Currently, Marshall Day has 16 international offices.

█ Marshall Day – Acoustic consultants & noise control engineers http://marshallday.com/regionpage/marshall-day-acoustics-new-zealand

Philharmonie de Paris Published on Jan 20, 2015

Philharmonie de Paris – Opening – January 2015
[English subtitles]

### the guardian.com Thursday 15 January 2015 12.51 GMT
La Philharmonie de Paris: is this a new musical and social future for Paris?
By Tom Service
The controversial concert hall might not have been quite finished and its architect might have elected to stay away from the opening concert, but it still sounded amazing. The first sound heard in the new Philharmonie de Paris at its opening night gala on 14 January was applause: a sustained and spontaneous ovation for François Hollande and his retinue as they took their seats in the balcony of Jean Nouvel’s surreally imaginative interior, an asymmetric assemblage of gigantic floating panels, clouds and boomerangs, of crazily diverse surfaces, colours, and acoustically adjustable geometries and movable seating and stage configurations, all nested within an outer shell whose chaotic lines and curves are covered in 340,000 geometrically tessellating metallic and concrete birds. Mind you, where I was sitting, there was also exposed MDF, chipboard, half-painted flooring, and chair numbers written on Post-it notes. Nouvel – the architect who didn’t attend the opening of his own €390m project – was right: the Philharmonie simply wasn’t fully ready by the time this inaugural audience took their seats.
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See also: ‘François Hollande opens Philharmonie concert hall – but without architect’ (The Guardian 15.1.15)

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Bouygues Construction Published on Dec 18, 2014

Paris Philharmonic Hall by Bouygues Construction
[English subtitles]
Designed by Jean Nouvel, this new venue features a modular 2,400-seat auditorium, numerous rehearsal rooms and secondary performance spaces and a teaching centre. It will host concerts by leading symphony orchestras along with a wide range of cultural events. With electricity consumption below 50 kWh/m2/year, the hall meets the highest standards both for its acoustics and for the environment. http://blog.bouygues-construction.com/en-direct-des-chantiers/loiseau-fait-nid-philharmonie-paris/

Philharmonie de Paris 8 [pgoh.com]Philharmonie de Paris 12 [wallpaper.com]

Philharmonie de Paris Published on Oct 30, 2014

Le chantier de la Philharmonie de Paris : les « oiseaux »
Reportage sur le chantier de la Philharmonie. Pour tout savoir sur la fabrication et l’installation des oiseaux en fonte d’aluminium qui constituent la couverture du bâtiment et le pavage du parvis.

parisBbg Published on Jan 16, 2015

Philharmonie de Paris – Inauguration – Concert de gala et standing ovation pour François Hollande
Premier concert donné à la Philharmonie de Paris, en présence du Président de la République – 14 Janvier 2015
Architecte Jean Nouvel

00:00 Extérieur
00:39 Intérieur
07:38 François Hollande avec Manuel Valls (premier ministre), Anne Hidalgo (maire de Paris) et d’autres personnalités
08:04 Le Requiem de Fauré, extrait de «In paradisum»
10:08 Extérieur

Bande-son: début de Daphnis et Chloé de Ravel (Suite n°2) interprétée lors du concert d’inauguration.
Orchestre et Chœur de Paris
Dir : Paavo Järvi

Philharmonie de Paris 11 [metalocuses]

█ More on Philharmonie de Paris at Google Images

█ Architect: Jean Nouvel http://www.jeannouvel.com/

See Jean Nouvel’s editorial in “Le Monde”: the reasons why I will not attend the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris (14.1.15) via his website.
[Smartphone access to that desktop link may be denied, instead go to:
http://www.jeannouvel.com/ (English) > News > Select item for 14/1/2015]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Images: Philharmonie de Paris – (from top) amazonaws.com; archi5.fr | aasarchitecture.com; artscape.fr; philharmoniedeparis.com; philharmoniedeparis.fr; philharmoniedeparis.fr; f1g.fr; theatlantic.com; panoramio.com | pgoh.com; wallpaper.com | metalocuses.com


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5 responses to “Harold Marshall, acoustic architect, engineer and physicist

  1. Elizabeth

    Towards the end of the Wallace Chapman interview, Harold Marshall mentions the Guangzhou Opera House he has also worked on, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/guangzhou-opera-house/

    More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou_Opera_House

  2. Elizabeth

    Minus concert hall, virtual choir….
    Going back in video/software years.

    Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir Uploaded on Mar 21, 2010
    Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’
    Composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre
    Produced by Scott Haines
    Text by Charles Anthony Silvestri
    185 voices representing 12 Countries: Austria Argentina Canada England Germany Ireland New Zealand The Philippines Singapore Spain Sweden United States of America

    EricWhitacreVEVO Uploaded on Apr 6, 2011
    Eric Whitacre – Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0, ‘Sleep’
    The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011. http://virtualchoir.org

    “Sleep” is available now on Eric Whitacre’s new album “Light & Gold.”
    Amazon – http://amzn.to/LightGoldAmazon
    iTunes – http://bit.ly/LightGoldiTunes

    Composed and Conducted by Eric Whitacre
    Poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri
    Directed by rehabstudio/Cake
    Design and Animation by Thiago Maia, David Pocull and Sebastian Baptista
    Produced by Christophe Taddei
    Audio produced by Floating Earth
    Music published by Walton Music
    Virtual Choir 2.0 managed by Tony Piper
    Eric Whitacre managed by Claire Long

  3. Elizabeth

    Swell times at a traditional concert hall….

    AdeleVEVO Published on Nov 21, 2011
    Adele – Turning Tables (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
    Music video by Adele performing Turning Tables. (C) 2011 XL Recordings Ltd
    Music: “Turning Tables” by Adele (Google Play • iTunes)

    AdeleVEVO Published on Nov 16, 2011
    Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
    Music video by Adele performing Set Fire To The Rain.
    (C) 2011 XL Recordings Ltd
    Music: “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele (Google Play • iTunes)

    Adele Published on Jul 9, 2012
    Adele – Someone Like You (Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD) (AdeleVEVO)
    © 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.
    Someone Like You (Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD) HD
    Music: “Someone Like You (Live from the Brits 2011)” by Adele (iTunes)

    Younker VEVO Published on Jul 4, 2012
    Adele – Rolling in the deep (Live Royal Albert Hall) – HD
    Music: “Rolling in the Deep (Live)” by Adele (iTunes)

  4. Peter

    Acoustic architect, huh. Poor Malcolm said he employed the best people he could find for building the ‘multi purpose’ stadium…..including for concerts. Seems like he could have done with Harold Marshall re the stadium’s acoustics for concerts. But, there again, this bloke…with calibre…. would have sized Malcy up and given him the swerve.

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