There’s a fascinating interview in the 9/25/2020 edition of KUER.com, NPR Utah, where host Caroline Ballard examines a recently completed project by a team at the University of Utah led by scientists Tony Saad and James Sutherland that studied Abravanel Hall’s airflow to help identify risk for musicians in the Utah Symphony.
You can listen to the full interview at the radio station’s website, but a few bits that jumped out included:
- One of the lead scientists is also a member of the Tabernacle Choir, so there’s more than just an academic interest in the project.
- A venue’s ability to manipulate air flow via air handling systems has tremendous impact. The more flexible the system, the more options will be available.
It’s encouraging to see more resources dedicated to these efforts.
To that end, regular readers likely recall when we examined the large scale German study, Project RESTART-19, that took place at the end of August. That group has been steadily adding content to their website and we’ll hopefully begin seeing early results within a month.