Berlin, Festspiele 2008: SUONO VIVO transforms the Tempelhof
airport into a post-modern auditorium with a new Natural
During the summer of 2008 the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
identified in SUONO VIVO the ideal partner, the right one
to guarantee on the natural Acoustic front the success of
an imposing challenge: transform, by the second half
of September, 4.200 square metres of Hangar 2 at the Berlin
Tempelhof airport into the headquarters of the final concert
of the Festival in which they were the big protagonists,
the Berliner Festspiele.
The delicate nature of the operation derived from the peculiar
architecture of the location as well as from the program
and type of concert, the Gruppen by Karlheinz Stockhausen
which was written for 109 performers, witnessed three directors
working simultaneously - Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding
and Michael Boder - each conducting his own team of musicians,
arranged in a horseshoe shape in front of the audience.
It is evident how the intelligibility of the sound
here assumes an essential nature in the performance.
In close collaboration with the acoustical technician
of the orchestra, Dr. Ing. Ralph Bauer-Dieffenbach and the
Amplified Sound System great technician Mr. Paul van Baasbank,
Suono Vivo created in record time a custom made Natural
Acoustic System composed of wooden multi-layered panels
alternating on the walls flame-retardant technical cloth,
which interacted with each other at a time. This System
completely transformed the venue, ensuring a clearer and
more powerful emission of sound dramatically reducing the
reverberations in the empty hall from beyond 8" to
slightly over 2.5"
A lovely series of images bears witness to this event.
Other space separation elements were inserted behind the
audience to serve as phonic modulators, in order to optimize
clarity and the propagation of sound.
The plus of SUONO VIVO: an extra guarantee
A guarantee of the absolute quality of SUONO VIVO products
is the deep know-how that the company owns in its tenth
year of activity in this field and in the various, possible
multi form sceneries that can be dealt with. Technical
skill, which complements logistic skill, allows the company
to identify the best solutions to guarantee the customer
constant quality in terms of total specific know-how,
a very high level of product flexibility and a competitive
A confirmation of this success are the two areas of synergetic
intervention: specialized design and supply through rental
or sale of the tools necessary for set up, always acting
to achieve the goal and success of a true beautiful sound.