Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Project Center

Bar Harbor, Maine


the goal of the bar harbor sound design project was to gather acoustical data focused on the future creation of an environmental orchestra on mount desert island. tests were conducted at multiple locations selected to represent the multiple environments of the island. using computer software to analyze the data, results yielded detailed information on absorption, reflection and reverberation. the testing methods developed during this project created a benchmark for future acoustical analysis on the island. the information compiled in this report advances the understanding of mount desert island's acoustics and enables future projects to design sound installations for an environmental orchestra.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts