The House of Blues concert hall is the brainchild of Isaac Tigrett, an entrepreneur who launched his successful career with the opening of the first Hard Rock Café in London at the age of twenty two. His first House of Blues concert hall opened in Boston to an enthusiastic response and other clubs quickly followed. Chicago’s House of Blues, in particular, captures the flavour of the city’s legendary blues status whilst introducing sophisticated sound, light and club acoustic technology for an exciting atmosphere.
The House of Blues concert hall in Chicago features a large stage with elaborate sound and lighting. The restaurant balconies are detailed in gold leaf and a decorative plaster that changes colour when various lighting filters are used.
How did Oscars help?
We were contacted by The House of Blues concert hall. They wanted to know if our concert hall acoustic solutions would help them to keep excess noise levels and reverberation down.
We started our acoustic treatment by applying a coating of our black SonaSpray K-13 noise reducing insulation to their concrete ceiling, which rises more than 12 metres above the floor of the hall. This helped to control the concert hall acoustics, keeping unwanted noise levels and reverberation to a minimum.
Why did we select SonaSpray K-13 in black?
The ceiling at the House of Blues concert hall is saddle shaped, and the decision to use SonaSpray K-13 out of the wide range of acoustic sprays we have available, was to enable the facility to maintain the integrity of the original structure and design. This acoustic spray is able to be sprayed up to 125mm thick in one application, enabling the concert hall acoustics to be fine tuned to give the desired effect, even at low frequencies. We chose the colour black out of our wide range of available colours simply because it doesn’t reflect light, helping our client to also keep optimum control of the lighting and ambience whilst improving their concert hall acoustics.
Other concert hall acoustics that we have improved:
We’ve helped to improve the acoustics of numerous concert halls over the past 40 years, including concert halls as large as the O2 Arena in London. Take a look at the full list of our concert hall acoustic installations here.
Contact us today for more information regarding our concert hall acoustic solutions, or if you have any questions regarding building acoustics. You can contact us directly on 01474 854 902, or you can fill out our online enquiry form and one of our helpful team will get back to you as soon as possible.