Sound Reinforcement Takes Center Stage at AES New York
Jul 15, 2005 10:42 AM
Reflecting its increased commitment to content for sound reinforcement professionals—from large-scale touring rock shows to Broadway theater sound design, corporate/sporting events, and in-store wireless audio systems—the 119th AES Convention has been themed “Where Audio Comes Alive.” The convention will be held Oct. 7-10 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.
“Following the success of our expanded Sound Reinforcement program at the 118th convention in Barcelona this May, our NYC show will take an unprecedented look at the science, art, and technology that are driving live sound for performance and installation,” says AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “We have gained widespread industry support for this initiative, and live sound events co-chairs John Kilgore and Mary Falardeau are developing the most comprehensive series of workshops and training events in AES convention history.”
Fourteen workshops are being planned, covering a range of topics including:
- Broadway Designers Symposium: The Musicals
- Intercom For Large-Scale Events—Olympics, Super Bowl, etc.
- Wireless Management In Stressful Environments—RF in live events
- Industrial Strength Audio—Corporate Theater and its Peculiarities
- Surround Live—A Special Pre-Convention Event (organized by Fred Ampel)
- A unique series of sponsored training sessions.
John Kilgore is a leading sound designer, recording engineer, and owner of John Kilgore Sound and Recording in New York (formerly Masque Sound & Recording, where he had served as director of recording services since 1986). His credits include designing sound for musicals by Cannonball Adderley, Ray Davies, Todd Rundgren, Randy Newman, and Stephen Sondheim. His mixing credits include “On The Transmigration of Souls,” which won three 2005 Grammys, including Best Classical Album. Mary Falardeau is a project coordinator for Wireless First, one of the industry’s leading specialists in live sound wireless integration. She has worked as a project manager for theater, television, corporate, and concert sound events for the past 14 years.
Last year’s 117th AES Convention in San Francisco was named the number one show in the world of sound reinforcement professionals in a poll of readers/visitors of ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International. The convention drew nearly 4,000 highly qualified sound reinforcement and sound installation professionals. This year, the AES has launched an ambitious marketing initiative designed to further expand attendance from this vital category for the 119th AES Convention.
For more information, visit www.aes.org.