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Sounds right: Mobile acoustic performance platform by BFLS

side view of platform

Outdoor concerts have always played second fiddle to the sculpted acoustic environments of a concert hall. The acoustic shell designed by BFLS was conceived to create an acoustic characteristic for musicians playing outdoors that resembled an indoor concert stage. It had its first outing in London's Docklands on the 6th March and impressed the musicians that played on it.

The structure of the platform is aluminium and has been acoustically tuned to improve sound projection past the conductor. The inflatable outer skin is weather proof whilst active acoustic reflectors on the inside enhance the degree of ensemble between different sections of an orchestra or band. The building is white in its basic form, providing a good backdrop for projections or coloured lights to enhance the performance spectacle. The innovative part is that it is entirely demountable and can be easily transported to other venues.

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long view of platform

structure

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