Events

Preliminary Conference Programme

Sound Reinforcement - Open Air Venues

Colour Coding

Main programme times, meals and refreshments, shuttle busses

Social events

Keynotes, Invited Papers

Paper Sessions

Panel Discussions

Tutorials

Workshops


Full Programme

The full programme including session abstracts and presenter biographies will be available here as a pdf at the end of July.


Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

17-20: Registration open at Apollon, pick up your conference pack.

17-20: Informal meet & greet, restaurant and bar open.

20-22: Social event "The Dark Tower" ATMOS film.

22-23: Informal meet and greet continues in the bar.

23: Shuttle busses to hotels.


Thursday, August 31st, 2017

8: Shuttle buses from hotels to Apollon.

8-9: Registration open, refreshments.

9-9:15: Welcome.

9:15-9:45: Keynote K1.

Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen of Flex Acoustics will introduce the conference by reflecting on the signal chain from source to ear of an amplified music event and how room acoustics form part of our usual listening environment - or not in the case of outdoor events.

9:45-11: Paper Session P1.

9:45 - P1.1 Perception of Low Frequency Content of Amplified Music in Arenas and Open-air Music Festivals - Jonathan Burton et. al.

10:10 - P1.2 Practical Considerations for Subwoofer Arrays and Clusters in Live Sound Reinforcement - Adam J. Hill.

10:35 - P1.3 Engineering Brief: 360 Degree Sound System Design & Adjustment at Teleton Theater, Santiago de Chile - Cristian Becerra.

11-11:15: Refreshments.

11:15-12:30: Panel Discussion D1: Are Advances in Sound Systems Improving Concert Experience Levels?

Introduction: Jonathan Burton with introduce the discussion with examples from 25 years of touring with names such as The Prodigy, Radiohead, Suede and Brian Ferry.

Panel: Jonathan Burton - York University, Scott Sugden - L-Acoustics, Jorgen Allen - Bose, Eddy Brixen - EBB Consult.

12:30-13:30: Walk to Folkets Hus & lunch.

13:30-13:40: Find your tutorial - info on how to mix and match.

13:40-14:40: Tutorial Session T1

T1.1 Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Introduction - d&b audiotechnik.

T1.2 Measurement: Then, Now, ... and Then? - Jakup Knudsen, MAVT.

T1.3 Comparing Subwoofer Solutions & Performance: L-R stacks, ground-array and flown - Peter J. Chapman, Harman (outdoors).

14:40-14:50: Change Session, refreshments.

14:50-15:50: Tutorial Session T2

T2.1 Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Case Study & Validation - d&b audiotechnik.

T2.2 Understanding Acoustical Simulations - Mads Jensen, COMSOL.

T2.3 Audience Coverage & SPL Spill in Urban Spaces - TBC (outdoors).

15:50-16: Change Session, refreshments.

16-17: Tutorial Session T3

T3.1 Noise Prediction & Monitoring at Open-Air Events: Measurement & Control - Event Acoustics.

T3.2 Mistakes in System Design & Setup from a FOH Perspective, Jonathan Burton.

T3.3 A Loudness Function for Maintaining Spectral Balance with Changing Sound Pressure Levels - Sofus Birkedal Nielsen (outdoors).

17: Shuttle busses to hotels.

18:30: Shuttle busses to Struer Museum.

19-23: Mayors Reception with dinner & drinks, live jazz with The Martin Fabricius Trio.

23: Shuttle busses to hotels.


Friday, September 1st, 2017

8: Shuttle buses from hotels to Bang & Olufsen headquarters.

8-9: Refreshments.

9-9:10: Welcome and information.

9:10-9:55: Invited Paper I1

Back to the Future, a Technology Project Review: Outdoor Sound Reinforcement of Symphony & Opera for Extremely Large Audiences - David Scheirman, AES president elect.

9:55-10:05: Find your workshop - group info.

10:05-10:15: Walk to first workshop

10:15-11:25: Workshop Session W1

W1.1 State-of-the-Art Consumer Sound: BeoLab 90 - Geoff Martin, Bang & Olufsen.

W1.2 Microphone Choices & Techniques - Rune Slot, DPA (outdoors).

W1.3 FOH Sound System Measurement & Optimisation - TBC (outdoors).

11:25-11:35: Change Session, refreshments.

11:35-12:45: Workshop Session W2

W2.1 FOH Sound System Measurement & Optimisation - TBC (outdoors).

W2.2 State-of-the-Art Consumer Sound: BeoLab 90 - Geoff Martin, Bang & Olufsen.

W2.3 Microphone Choices & Techniques - Rune Slot, DPA (outdoors).

12:45-13:45: Lunch.

13:45-14:55: Workshop Session W3

W3.1 Microphone Choices & Techniques - Rune Slot, DPA (outdoors).

W3.2 FOH Sound System Measurement & Optimisation - TBC (outdoors).

W3.3 State-of-the-Art Consumer Sound: BeoLab 90 - Geoff Martin, Bang & Olufsen.

14:55-15:05: Change Session, refreshments.

15:05-15:50: Invited Paper I2

Progressive Directivity Array: Technology Overview and Performance Advantages for Sound Reinforcement Systems - Jorgen Allen, Bose.

15:50-16: Walk to Main Stage, refreshments.

16-17: Katrine Windfeld Big Band concert (outdoors).

17: Shuttle busses to hotels.

18:30: Shuttle busses to The Hayloft.

19-23: Social Event with tapas buffet & drinks, live music with The Nice Little Penguins.

23: Shuttle busses to hotels.


Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

8: Shuttle buses from hotels to Apollon.

8-9: Refreshments.

9-9:15: Welcome.

9:15-10:30: Paper Session P2.

9:15 - P2.1 An Adaptive, Data-Driven Sound Field Control Strategy for Outdoor Concerts - Franz Heuchel et. al.

9:40 - P2.2 Adjoint-Based Time Domian Sound Reinforcement - Mathias Lempke et. al..

10:05 - P2.3 Engineering Brief: Large Scale Open Air Sound Reinforcement in Extreme Atmospheric Conditions - Etienne Corteel.

10:30-10:45: Refreshments.

10:45-12:00: Panel Discussion D2: Environmental Considerations & Neighbour Annoyance - Creating a Win-Win Situation

Introduction: Reducing neighbour annoyance around Hermans Theatre in Aarhus, Denmark by Lars Frederiksen of Alfa Audio.

Panel: Lars Frederiksen - Alfa Audio, Bob McCarthy - Meyer Sound, Finn Agerkvist - Technical University of Denmark, Jan Voetmann - Voetmann Akustik.

12:00-12:45: Keynote K2.

Bob McCarthy from Meyer Sound with over 30 years industry experience will close the conference by talking about modern sound system optimization.

12:45-13:00: Closing Remarks.

13:00-14:00: Lunch.

14:00: Shuttle busses to hotels.

Afternoon - optional Run To The Beat marathon event.

Evening - optional Run To The Beat after party outdoor concert event at Main Stage.

23: Shuttle busses to hotels.


Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Morning - departure.


Back to conference home


Nice Little Penguins

The Nice Little Penguins who will entertain us at Friday's social event.


Virtual Hairdresser

Struer Museum Sound Experimentarium - Delegates can get a virtual haircut during Thursday's social event.


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