in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Before the hall was opened, a friend who worked in the LCC took me to a test of acoustics where a series of piano, strings, brass were played followed by first a starter pistol then a revolver, a rifle and finally a huge shot gun, all followed by great applause and laughter. I have vivid memories of that occasion! 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447865911007 accessed: 23 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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acoustics test

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:58:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:53:44 +0000