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How Walt Disney Concert Hall Was Designed To Have Pitch Perfect Acoustics | Architectural Digest

  • čas přidán 12. 07. 2024
  • Today AD welcomes back architect Valery Augustin to tour Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Designed in 1987 by Frank Gehry, music runs through the veins of this building. A unique steel exterior houses an acoustically perfect auditorium designed by Yasuhisa Toyota and is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Join Valery as he takes an in-depth look at how the concert hall pioneered new design techniques and became a true gift to the people of Los Angeles.
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    Director: Hiatt Woods
    Director of Photography: Grant Bell
    Editor: Alex Mechanik
    Host: Valery Augustin
    Producer: Skylar Economy
    Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
    Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
    Production Manager: Peter Brunette
    Production Coordinator: Kariesha Kidd
    Audio Engineer: Will Miller
    Production Assistant: Fernando Barajas
    Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
    Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
    Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
    Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
    Colorist: Oliver Eid
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Komentáře • 115

  • @brianolsen1588
    @brianolsen1588 Před 11 měsíci +167

    I’ve had the honor of performing in this hall, and this video does a wonderful justice to it

  • @aliserobles8464
    @aliserobles8464 Před 11 měsíci +106

    Valery was my favorite professor at USC!!! I’m so glad he brings his knowledge and passion to the public. Well done!!

  • @jengirl2
    @jengirl2 Před 11 měsíci +311

    I love this man’s presentation style and voice. He’s great!!

    • @johnbrown7172
      @johnbrown7172 Před 11 měsíci


    • @gideonnartey_
      @gideonnartey_ Před 11 měsíci +4

      I agree. Properly articulate

    • @davidvizcarra895
      @davidvizcarra895 Před 11 měsíci +2

      Couldn’t agree more. Even the speed and rhythm.

    • @joedee9811
      @joedee9811 Před 10 měsíci +5

      I admire his presentation skills and I envy his ability to rock a large bright scarf

    • @john27609
      @john27609 Před 9 měsíci

      Presidential material!

  • @joshuab3715
    @joshuab3715 Před 10 měsíci +15

    My father is a retired iron worker out of LA. He is very proud to have worked on this building.

  • @musiccenterlosangeles
    @musiccenterlosangeles Před 11 měsíci +7

    Such a beautiful day! ✨✨ Thanks for coming to see us!

  • @NadiaGladys
    @NadiaGladys Před 11 měsíci +17

    Woohooo! Way to go Uncle Val!!! ❤❤❤

  • @sidbrun_
    @sidbrun_ Před 11 měsíci +28

    I love this guy's presentation

  • @jeffreychongsathien
    @jeffreychongsathien Před 7 měsíci +3

    I always tell people "There are no bad seats at the Walt Disney Concert Hall" and "It's like the musicians are wired directly into your brain".
    Seeing Ellie Goulding and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra here recently was a sonic feast.

  • @Hoakaloa
    @Hoakaloa Před 11 měsíci +8

    More than a decade ago when I was visiting my aunt who lived in the neighborhood I walked around and in this building. And it brought me to tears. The first contemporary building to do so.

  • @galaxy_mosaic3587
    @galaxy_mosaic3587 Před 11 měsíci +39

    that was really great content (super thorough) and I enjoyed the presentation by the architect. it felt informative yet also personable. I also had an opportunity to perform in the concern hall. although I cannot speak to the pitch perfect aspects, the acoustics are very fine. I could hear someone coughing in the audience (middle of the mezzanine) sounded like they were just a few feet away. I also love that rose fountain in the garden and was delighted to hear the story of its origin. thank you

  • @Dayvit78
    @Dayvit78 Před 9 měsíci +4

    I'm very glad this architect took us inside. On many of the other episodes, they just show the outside. (The presentations are always fabulous, but you're missing half the design if you just look outside!)

  • @ELMS
    @ELMS Před 11 měsíci +9

    Excellent presentation. Thank you!

  • @sarahofer4368
    @sarahofer4368 Před 11 měsíci +22

    Thanks, Valery, that was a fabulous tour of a magnificent building.

  • @eggscelent-yolker
    @eggscelent-yolker Před měsícem

    This guy narrates so well. He doesn't feel the need to use the same two notes for his lecture.

  • @thedeeprot
    @thedeeprot Před 11 měsíci +6

    love it

  • @paulinedudley9656
    @paulinedudley9656 Před 10 měsíci +8

    I love the walking tours! Also the Architectural Detail videos are so interesting and educational.

  • @tjjones33
    @tjjones33 Před 11 měsíci +1

    this building is such a treat

  • @milouhb
    @milouhb Před 11 měsíci +2

    It takes my breath away!😮 his presentation and the genious of the designer are amazing!❤

  • @kdm_entertainment
    @kdm_entertainment Před 11 měsíci +9

    Haha you can clearly see they told him to tell the french fries hunger joke. I like this guy though

  • @jarno1208
    @jarno1208 Před 11 měsíci +6

    I visited this in my California visit during 2012

    • @AJsGreenThumbLLC
      @AJsGreenThumbLLC Před 11 měsíci

      I didn't catch it but was there an entrance fee?

  • @ar5984
    @ar5984 Před 10 měsíci +3

    Wow what a cool human ! He’s so engaging and has such an incredible amount of knowledge and perspective that he covers soo seamlessly, loved this ! 🙌🏽💖

  • @claudiamann7111
    @claudiamann7111 Před 11 měsíci +5

    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous video. An amazing amount of information and all the beautiful spaces. Hope I make it there to see this building.

  • @TheRockinGinger
    @TheRockinGinger Před 7 měsíci +2

    I was going to say it's very similar to Guggenheim in Bilbao. Now I know 😀

  • @sebastiansnoer186
    @sebastiansnoer186 Před 9 měsíci +1

    Reminds me alot about the internal construction of the Danish National Symphony Orchestras concert hall.

  • @creolelady182
    @creolelady182 Před 10 měsíci

    incredible PRESENTATION BY Mr. Augustin

  • @manymany5076
    @manymany5076 Před 3 měsíci

    phenomenal, Thank You!!!

  • @ShootItALBY
    @ShootItALBY Před 11 měsíci +4

    Incredible 👏👏👏👏

  • @alexavarela5622
    @alexavarela5622 Před 11 měsíci +1

    Incredible space and video! 👏🏻👏🏻 so interesting

  • @duplessisart7478
    @duplessisart7478 Před 10 měsíci

    Absolutely beautiful

  • @johnbrown7172
    @johnbrown7172 Před 11 měsíci +3

    One of the greatest videos on your channel!!! Giga impressive and informative!!!
    Btw cameraman did much better then in previous videos lol

  • @user-hf8yv2sb1u
    @user-hf8yv2sb1u Před 11 měsíci

    Fantastic presentation. Incredible .

  • @blacklavoux
    @blacklavoux Před 11 měsíci

    That building is amazing

  • @donnafuller3029
    @donnafuller3029 Před 11 měsíci +2


  • @franciscocontreras5276
    @franciscocontreras5276 Před 11 měsíci +2

    Fantastic presentation

  • @riccardosabatini353
    @riccardosabatini353 Před 11 měsíci +2

    In violin making, spruce (picea abies, picea armonica) is used for the upper soundboard and maple for the ribs and back. I'm not aware of the use of Douglas fir, perhaps they used it here for the wooden pipes of the organ.

  • @perryroobay
    @perryroobay Před 11 měsíci

    most excellent. thank you.

  • @irvansaugustin6480
    @irvansaugustin6480 Před 11 měsíci +1

    That was awesome

  • @sfowler1017
    @sfowler1017 Před 11 měsíci +5

    I loved this video. Valery did a phenomenal job presenting!

  • @boidesignstudio28511
    @boidesignstudio28511 Před 11 měsíci +14

    It's one of my favorite buildings in architecture. It's a very elegant design and amazing!

  • @mikem3789
    @mikem3789 Před 11 měsíci

    Valery knows (his stuff), seems to. 👏👏👏

  • @Angela-pi6zc
    @Angela-pi6zc Před 10 měsíci

    Interesting and beautiful presentation!

  • @DocHoliday444
    @DocHoliday444 Před 11 měsíci +6

    incredibly beautiful!

  • @MissouriMatt54
    @MissouriMatt54 Před 11 měsíci

    Thank you for the video.

  • @AJsGreenThumbLLC
    @AJsGreenThumbLLC Před 11 měsíci +14

    Simply stunning architecture and the garden is the icing on the cake! That rose ribbon fountain is absolutely gorgeous!!! Just WOW!!

  • @Doitwithstyle719
    @Doitwithstyle719 Před 11 měsíci

    Amazing 🤩

  • @cianaleemartin1031
    @cianaleemartin1031 Před 11 měsíci

    That looks so cool

  • @alightingartist
    @alightingartist Před 11 měsíci +3

    Valery could read a nutrition label and it would be just as fascinating as listening to him explain architecture. He's awesome!

  • @michaelforest7997
    @michaelforest7997 Před 11 měsíci

    We love Valery

  • @nehemiahstewart
    @nehemiahstewart Před 11 měsíci +1


  • @jenn976
    @jenn976 Před 5 měsíci

    I want to go hear a LA Phil. concert there with Dudamel conducting!

  • @ja_pocitacove_hry_nehraji69
    @ja_pocitacove_hry_nehraji69 Před 2 měsíci

    veri nice

  • @ezzymartin
    @ezzymartin Před 11 měsíci +1

    Luuuv it

  • @Fergus316
    @Fergus316 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Great presentation. A beautiful building. Not a fan of that carpet, but what do I know?

  • @bradybake
    @bradybake Před 9 měsíci

    He also has a building in Cleveland, and it looks amazing

  • @capricemadrid5353
    @capricemadrid5353 Před 10 měsíci

    Gehry is the Nagel of architecture

  • @Antinoustheartist
    @Antinoustheartist Před 11 měsíci +1

    It would be really cool if your channel did a breakdown on avatar the last Airbender architecture there’s a lot to unpack there

  • @belkidecom564
    @belkidecom564 Před 11 měsíci


  • @jrak
    @jrak Před 11 měsíci +1

    One of the greatest buildings on earth .

  • @greggybada
    @greggybada Před 11 měsíci +1

    was this the building that generated heat so much??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • @allythearts5439
    @allythearts5439 Před 11 měsíci


  • @luci4087
    @luci4087 Před 10 měsíci

    3:55 Off topic but I love his outfit. I feel like it fits and matches the building. lol

  • @ikb7375
    @ikb7375 Před 11 měsíci +1

    Guggenheim Bilbao isn't steel cladding its Titanium. The colors and light reflections are different and way better in my opinion.

  • @valentinlishkov9540
    @valentinlishkov9540 Před 10 měsíci

    Sheet Metal Segmental Elbows, Cones and other.

  • @gatoooom_
    @gatoooom_ Před 10 měsíci +1

    this is the same architect of the Guggenheim Bilbao and he copy and pasted again but to be the Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • @jamesdellaneve9005
    @jamesdellaneve9005 Před 8 měsíci

    The Simpsons did a funny bit on Gehry’s designs.

  • @kaileymo
    @kaileymo Před 11 měsíci

    Suspiciously similar exterior to the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis

    • @jcgpisces579
      @jcgpisces579 Před 11 měsíci +8

      Why would it be "suspiciously", since both building are designed by the same architect FRANK GEHRY.

    • @kaileymo
      @kaileymo Před 11 měsíci +2

      @@jcgpisces579 I meant that as a bit tongue in cheek. Sorry for the confusion~

  • @mrsg7113
    @mrsg7113 Před 9 měsíci

    The guy reminds me of Captain holt but less tense and intimidating

  • @shivakiranreddy6539
    @shivakiranreddy6539 Před 10 měsíci

    take a shot for every time you hear clad

  • @halamander
    @halamander Před 11 měsíci

    All Angelinos

  • @sherrymartini_
    @sherrymartini_ Před 10 měsíci

    Some videoclips are getting distorted, i wonder why it’s happening.

  • @joblesstess
    @joblesstess Před 11 měsíci


  • @memeo1234567890
    @memeo1234567890 Před 10 měsíci

    “Incredibly unique” looks identical to a building we know .

  • @carrieepurcell
    @carrieepurcell Před 11 měsíci

    I wish I could use "sensuous curves" in a sentence and for it to feel natural.

  • @kerryogrady3637
    @kerryogrady3637 Před 4 měsíci

    A truly phenomenal building,unfortunately however,NOT a particularly phenomenal documentary,which considering the subject matter,is,somewhat ironically,phenomenal...

  • @Youften
    @Youften Před 10 měsíci +1

    carpet and seating cushion designs are the only things imo that i would get rid of. thats just me though, obviously for historical purposes it should still be preserved somehow, but they are the only element that feel very dated and cheap, while the rest is timeless and elegantly rich. in a way that makes me like it a bit, the audacity of doubling down on that design and covering the seating with it haha but nah, if it were me, it keep some of it for historical reasons and maybe frame a piece of it and get some more of that stone tile or another carpet.. idk interesting video nevertheless

  • @TalatKhan-ld2dr
    @TalatKhan-ld2dr Před 11 měsíci

    I want to ask u same thing about architecture

  • @bavete2679
    @bavete2679 Před 5 měsíci

    Danke bre hab 15 punkte bekommen.

  • @miguelc1186
    @miguelc1186 Před 11 měsíci +2

    Since when are instruments in the violin family made with Douglass Fir? I mean it’s probably possible but it’s not native to southern Europe where the viol family of instruments emerged

    • @riccardosabatini353
      @riccardosabatini353 Před 11 měsíci +1

      Normally spruce (picea abies, picea armonica) is used for the upper soundboard and maple for the sides and back, I never heard about Douglas fir in violin making. But, who knows? Everything is possible...

  • @jasonfallon4968
    @jasonfallon4968 Před 9 měsíci

    George Costanza….

  • @christophercasey7388
    @christophercasey7388 Před 11 měsíci +2

    The building was to be a gift to the people of Los Angeles? Maybe, but only the rich ones.

    • @nathanmailhot6923
      @nathanmailhot6923 Před 11 měsíci +13

      I saw a performance there for $12. That's cheaper than a movie.

  • @davidjgill4902
    @davidjgill4902 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Acoustics can't be perfect. Acoustics can be excellent or ideal, but not perfect. Different halls with excellent or ideal acoustics can sound very different, but none of them can be called perfect.

    • @davidjgill4902
      @davidjgill4902 Před 8 měsíci

      @@Purplegreen45 It's basic if you know anything about acoustics.

  • @RATsnak3
    @RATsnak3 Před 9 měsíci

    A room that is "welcoming to all Angelinos" and "closed to everyone except doners who have given $185,000 or more" is classic California. Truly representative of liberalism in the United States.

  • @gridley
    @gridley Před 11 měsíci +1

    The multiple rounded interior surfaces in this bldg's auditorium don't fit the simple shoebox design associated with the historically, acoustically great halls of the world. Such a format (requiring modern engineering software & fabrication) technically wasn't possible generations ago. Although the Great Pyramids of Egypt, etc, were admittedly built centuries ago.

  • @MTGApollo
    @MTGApollo Před 11 měsíci

    This exists?!😂

  • @TalatKhan-ld2dr
    @TalatKhan-ld2dr Před 11 měsíci


  • @willcookmakeup
    @willcookmakeup Před 11 měsíci

    I do not like that carpet lol

  • @Itsallabouttheperformance
    @Itsallabouttheperformance Před 6 měsíci

    you were much better at presenting this

  • @igoryug4438
    @igoryug4438 Před 11 měsíci

    first one

    • @TheStockwell
      @TheStockwell Před 11 měsíci +6

      My heart goes out to your family and teachers. They were hoping you'd achieve more than this stupid "first" stuff. 😢

  • @TalatKhan-ld2dr
    @TalatKhan-ld2dr Před 11 měsíci


  • @wakeupwith_morgan
    @wakeupwith_morgan Před 11 měsíci +2

    That carpet is hideous

  • @TalatKhan-ld2dr
    @TalatKhan-ld2dr Před 11 měsíci

    Are u able in WhatsApp

  • @jws1983
    @jws1983 Před 11 měsíci +3

    A modernist monstrosity

  • @csuchdrp5996
    @csuchdrp5996 Před 11 měsíci +3

    Disney 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • @MrProy33
    @MrProy33 Před 11 měsíci

    Ironic, considering how off-pitch Disney has become when it comes to their fans.

  • @cesarc6044
    @cesarc6044 Před 9 měsíci

    Its the ugliest building in DTLA, too bad I have to see it everytime I go there

  • @uiscepreston
    @uiscepreston Před 10 měsíci

    And it's hideous, to boot.