Acoustics & Design

Acoustics and Design

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Did you know? Melbourne Recital Centre is designed to resemble a gift. The exterior is called the Exoderm and resembles polystyrene. The windows are designed to resemble bubble wrap and the hall is the gift that’s unwrapped inside.

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Did you know? Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is encased in 250mm of concrete and is elevated by 54 steel springs (weighing 550 tonnes) to reduce low frequency noise and ensure a superb acoustic environment.

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Did you know? Australian pianist/composer Percy Grainger believed ‘a melody is as free to roam through tonal space as a painter is free to draw and paint free lines’. His graphic score, Free Music No. 2 lines the walls of the Salon.

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Go behind-the-scenes. Melbourne Recital Centre is home to world-class technical facilities that make it a “…a living space for making, sharing and enjoying great music”. Discover more about the layout of the Centre’s venues.

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