For Release: October 6, 2009
Phil Ramone Featured As AES Heyser Lecturer
Multi-Grammy Winner’s Topic: Technology & Music Meet Again
NEW YORK: Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Phil Ramone will deliver the Richard C. Heyser Lecture at the 127th AES Convention on Sunday, October 11, 7:15 pm — 9:00 pm at the Special Events Hall in NY’s Javits Convention Center.
Entitled “Technology and Music Meet Again,” Ramone’s presentation will focus on the continuing partnership that technology and music have enjoyed throughout the years. In reviewing the evolution of the recording industry Ramone will illustrate how technological innovations have revolutionized the musical experience for the fan, and the production process for the producer, engineer and artist. Ramone will also address the issue of how the exponential pace of technology has lead to the industry’s current state of chaos.
A vastly prolific music producer/engineer, Phil Ramone has earned over thirty Grammy nominations, 13 Grammy Awards and, an Emmy. He produced the first CD album and the first pop DVD. He has worked with such superstars as Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Barbra Streisand, John Legend, and Tony Bennett.
The Heyser Series is an endowment for lectures by eminent individuals with outstanding reputations in audio engineering and its related fields. The series is featured twice annually at both the United States and European AES conventions. Established in May 1999, the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture honors the memory of Richard Heyser, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who was awarded nine patents in audio and communication techniques and was widely known for his ability to clearly present new and complex technical ideas. Mr. Heyser was also an AES governor and AES Silver Medal recipient.
Photo: Grammy winning producer engineer Phil Ramone will present the Richard C. Heyser Lecture at the 127th AES Convention on Sunday, Oct. 11.
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org