Essays by Zackery Belanger
There is no better way to understand the acoustic soul of a building than to spend thousands of hours within its walls, observing and thinking alongside those who work and create there.
Every time sound strikes a surface its energy splits in three: reflected, absorbed, and transmitted. The material, shape, and composition of the surface determine the proportions of the split. [...]
Imagine floating, surrounded by nothing. There is air to breathe but no ground or surfaces of any kind, no gravity. You clap your hands a single time. A perfect impulse of sound is created, a [...]
Time zones are a compromise from the Industrial Age. When railroads and telegraphs gave us the capacity to travel and communicate over large distances quickly — when we began to dominate time and [...]