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AES 106th Convention, Munich, Germany 1999 May 8-11


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Opening Ceremony
Saturday, May 08, 11:00-12:00 h, Room K 3
Keynote speaker: Lorin Maazel

The Convention began with the Opening Ceremony where the AES-Awards were presented to the awardees. This ceremony was the opportunity for the Society to honor those who have made significant contributions to the field of audio.

The keynote speaker was the famous conductor Lorin Maazel. With his triple talent as conductor, composer and violinist he is today on the zenith of his career. In his youth, he conducted nearly all great orchestras in Canada and the U.S.A;. In 1965 he became Musikdirektor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin, later the Cleveland Orchstra, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Wiener Philharmoniker and in 1988 the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1993, Lorin Maazel is chief conductor of the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rund-funks. He is also a music ambassador for UNICEF, UNESCO and WWF.

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Workshop W2
Audio Broadcast On The Internet
Audio Broadcast @ Internet: What are the requirements?
Saturday, May 8, 17:00 -19:00 h
Chairman: Gerhard Stoll

Increased availability of bandwidth, faster modems, improved and scalable audio coding schemes will create the opportunity for better audio quality on the web. Will the Internet be able to broadcast not only news but also music channels and sport events, maybe even in surround sound? What are the benefits for the listeners and what will be the revenue potential for the content providers? What are the necessary tools and protocols on the Internet and what are the provisions to protect the music industry? Specialists in the fields of streaming audio, IP protocols, online broadcasting, copyright and watermarking will try to answer these questions.

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