Stephen Webber (pictured), an accomplished author, professor of music production and engineering and DJ, will present the keynote address at the 134th AES Convention on 4-7 May at the Fontana di Trevi Center in Rome. In making the announcement AES executive director Bob Moses remarked, “Stephen Webber personifies today’s AES membership. He combines a deep commitment to education with a high profile career as a creative DJ. An accomplished author and lecturer, Webber’s keynote will provide a insightful bridge between the future and our legacy.” Entitled “Inventing the Album of 2025,” Webber’s AES keynote will seek to consider what is technologically, economically and artistically possible, to decipher what the record album should look, sound and feel like come 2025. Webber is also an Emmy-winning composer whose works include the Stylus Symphony, and was recently appointed as director of music technology innovation at Berklee’s new campus in Valencia Spain. As reported in PSNEurope (May 2012), Berklee’s new facility opened last year, and features acoustic design by WSDG. In related AES Convention news, convention chairman Umberto Zanghieri, has confirmed that Wolfgang Klippel will present the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture. Founder of Klippel GmbH, and developer of control and measurement systems dedicated to loudspeakers and transducers, Klippel is a distinguished educator and an AES Fellow. Entitled Small, Loud-Speakers: Taking Physics To The Limit, the Heyser Lecture will address the challenge in engineering diminutive speakers that can also be loud, have high efficiency and low distortion. An abstract of the lecture is posted at http://www.aes.org/technical/heyser/aes134.cfm “We have high expectations for the 134th AES Convention,” concluded Moses. “Attendees will find many opportunities to listen, learn and connect with each other.” www.aes.org
134th AES Convention taking place in Rome
The Audio Engineering Society executive director, Bob Moses, has confirmed that the 134th AES Convention will take place in Rome, Italy, on 4-7 May 2013. No exhibitor details have been released, suggesting a new approach to the European AES convention.