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NEW YORK: Jim Anderson, an internationally recognized recording engineer / producer, has been named Convention Chair and Zoe Thrall, an industry veteran who has served as general manager for such world renowned NYC studios as The Hit Factory, Avatar and The Power Station Vice Chair of the 119th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Themed Where Audio Comes Alive, the convention will be held in NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, Oct. 7-10, 2005.

In making the announcement AES executive director Roger Furness remarked, “Chairing an AES Convention is a singularly demanding and rewarding experience. The time and energy required to coordinate an event of this scale has grown exponentially as AES Conventions have expanded their scope to keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. We could not wish for a more capable and enthusiastic team than Jim Anderson and Zoe Thrall,” Furness adds. “Their combination of experience and dedication coupled with the universal good will they generate will be invaluable assets as they work with the Committee to develop what we are confident will be an outstanding event.”

A specialist in jazz and acoustic music, and six time Grammy Award winner, Jim Anderson has worked with such icons as Lorin Maazel, Creed Taylor, J.J. Johnson and Branford Marsalis. His television credits include the Muppets and ‘In Performance At The White House’ for PBS. A member of the faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Chair of The University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music.

In addition to her studio management career, Zoe Thrall, recently named director of studio operations for the new studio at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, is an accomplished artists manager, and recording engineer. She is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences the American Federation of Musicians and a former director of the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS). She chaired the 115th AES Convention in 2003.

The 119th AES Convention Committee is comprised of: Workshops Chair Alan Silverman; Papers Chair Jim Johnston; Tutorials Chair Bob Moses; Live Sound Events Chair John Kilgore and Co-Chair Mary Falardeau; Broadcast Chair David Bialik; Technical Tours Chair, Louis Manno; Historical Committee co-Chairs Irv Joel and Harry Hirsch; Facilities Chair Michael McCoy and co-Chair Kristina Schwarz, and Education Co-Chairs Jason Corey, Dottie Kreps and Fellice Santos-Martin; and Volunteers Coordinator Yujin-Cha.


Formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers, the Audio Engineering Society counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information on the AES 119th Convention please visit

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119th AES Convention – Where Audio Comes Alive
Jacob Javits Center, NYC – October 7 – 10, 2005

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