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AES 144 Student Party in Massive Arts Music Studio


The AES Student Party will take place on Thursday 24th May, 7pm at Massive Arts Studios, Via Eugenio Villoresi 24, 20143 Milano (map).

Genelec ( and their local distributor Midiware ( have arranged for us to visit this beautiful Milanese facility, and will even showcase some equipment. 
Refreshments and appetisers will be served, courtesy of Interfacio ( 
The AES Student Party is open to any 144rd Convention participant with an ALL ACCESS STUDENT BADGE - a great opportunity to meet fellow students from around the world and to unwind halfway through the Convention. Tickets will be available at the opening session of the Student Delegate Assembly on Wednesday, May 23 at 16:00. 

See you there!


Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Amandine Pras

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Amandine Pras

Amandine Pras teaches Digital Audio Arts at the University of Lethbridge in Western Canada. She completed her PhD thesis at McGill about best practices for studio recording in the digital era. Her research investigates interconnections between technological innovation and new music production from esthetic and sociological perspectives. She recently premiered her video documentary entitled 'A Home Away From Home' based on a cross-cultural experiment that she conducted in India with improvisers from New York and from West Bengal. In July, she will take part of fieldwork research in digital studios in Mali. Graduate from the Advanced music production program (FSMS) of the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), Amandine produced albums with musicians as diverse as the ARC Ensemble, Jim Black, Quatuor Bozzini, Daniel Carter, Nels Cline, Benoit Delbecq, Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, Fabrice Marandola, the Metropolis Ensemble, Andy Milne and William Parker.

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018

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AES 144 Meet The Judges! Magdalena Piotrowska

AES 144 Meet The Judges! Magdalena Piotrowska

Magdalena Piotrowska (Plewa) is a mastering engineer and researcher based in Poland. She first became excited by sound whilst still at kindergarten, where she dreamed of becoming a builder of musical instruments. This early enthusiasm later became the basis for her education at music school.

Uniting her passion for sound and international travel, Magdalena participated in postgraduate studies in Music Production and Recording at the University of Stavanger in Norway as well as in the recording program at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada). In 2016 she received a PhD with her thesis dedicated to Music Information Retrieval. She is now involved in research making connections between science and practical applications in the field of audio technology at Gdansk University of Technology.

After several years of education, training and supervision, in 2016 she started her own facility, Hear Candy Mastering.

Magdalena has worked with artists across a diverse range of musical genres, including KARI, Further Away, SALK, Kirbanu, Ceri Jones, Laura Dickens, Claire Chase, IMA KYO, deuair and Annalie Wilson. A production that she worked on recently as has been nominated for a Fryderyki 2018 Award.

Since 2013 Magdalena has served the Society as Education Committee Vice Chair and Coordinator of Student Events during AES Conventions in the US and Europe. She was Vice Chair of the AES Education Committee, In 2015-2017 she served as a Governor.

Magdalena is also active as an educator. She has lead classes in audio subjects at universities in Poland (AGH, Kraków; PJWSTK, Warszawa, Silesia University, Gdansk University of Technology). She was awarded the Ministers of Science and Higher Education Scholarship as well as study grants from the Committee for International Research and Education, the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation.

Magdalena is the author and co-author of scientific papers presented at numerous international conferences, including AES Conventions. Her goal is to is make connections between science and practical application in the field of audio technology.

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018

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