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Steve K.

I signed up some time back for a tour of the pipe organ at Rice University in Houston, Texas:

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~organ/

As you can hopefully see above, the room is very tall and narrow, only about as wide as the organ pipes. The tour guide/organist gave a demo of how he could adjust wall dampers near the ceiling to change the acoustics of the organ/room, in particular the time a note would "hold" after release (I think). So the room itself is part of the instrument.

More here on the topic:

http://www.acoustics.org/press/136th/press_rel_organ.html


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Gnomon - time to move on

smiley - ok Interesting!


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