Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Dual systems for music and voice
Engineering Harmonics designed performance sound systems for amplified concerts that integrate with the natural acoustics of the terraced Helzberg Hall and the proscenium Muriel Kauffman Theatre. EH also designed discreet voice-lift systems to help with speech intelligibility for the spoken words of the maestro and other presenters during otherwise purely acoustic performances. Any non-retractable elements are concealed in the halls’ finishes.
Home of the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the 285,000 square foot facility includes the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall and 1,800-seat Muriel McBrien Kauffman Theatre.
Performance sound, video and communications systems consulting, design, tender, contract administration and commissioning.
A key component of an ongoing downtown revitalization, the Kauffman has enhanced the city’s offerings of music, opera, theatre, and dance.
We retained Engineering Harmonics because we respect them and we respect the quality of their work—both the results they had obtained on their previous projects and the process they employed in achieving those results.
Principal, Sound Space Vision
When I first went into the Rogers Centre, I was surprised at just how good the house system sounded.
Cirque du Soleil, Sound Designer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony
We have some very traditional teachers in our program who literally could not imagine how they were going to be able to teach without a blackboard and chalk. If we hadn’t had Andrew Kozak on board we never would have been able to get our teachers to understand how they can teach better with this technology.
Policy and Planning Officer, Dean’s Office, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine
Within an hour they knew where my knowledge stopped and where theirs had to start — and they were very, very gracious about it, even though they play on the world stage. They brought world-class knowledge and home-town service to the project.