AES Rome 2013

Saturday, May 4, 13:00 — 14:00 (Auditorium Loyola)

Opening Ceremonies
Keynote Speech

Bob Moses, AES - Vashon Island, WA, USA
Stephen Webber, Berklee College of Music - Valencia, Spain

The Keynote Speaker for the 134th Convention is Stephen Webber. Author of such successful books as Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ, he is an international clinician who presents workshops, master classes, and performance seminars on production, mixing techniques, and songwriting. An Emmy-winning composer who’s works include the "Stylus Symphony," Webber was recently appointed Director of Music Technology Innovation at Berklee’s new campus in Valencia Spain.
Webber's keynote address is entitled, “Inventing the Album of 2025. He will seek to consider what is technologically, economically, and artistically possible, to decipher what the record album should look, sound, and feel like come 2025.


Saturday, May 4, 19:00 — 20:00 (Auditorium Loyola)


Heyser Lecture

Wolfgang Klippel, Klippel GmbH - Dresden, Germany

The Richard C. Heyser distinguished lecturer for the 134th AES Convention is Wolfgang Klippel. The title of his lecture is, "Small, Loud-Speakers: Taking Physics to the Limit." Klippel’s title plays on the challenge of engineering small loudspeakers that can also be loud, have high efficiency and low distortion. While the basic construction and principle of the moving coil loudspeaker has remained unchanged for a century, our understanding of its operation and limitations has increased very considerably. Modern signal processing techniques, coupled with careful design of the magnet, voice coil and suspension, can be employed to create small drive units that have an optimum trade-off between the crucial design factors. An understanding of the perceptual effects that arise from these design trade-offs helps to bring about loudspeakers that not only measure well but sound good. This is particularly important as compact devices such as mobile phones demand more and more quality from tiny loudspeakers in minimal enclosures.


Sunday, May 5, 20:30 — 23:00 (Outside Event 1)


This year, the Banquet will be held on the Roof Garden of the charming and prestigious Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, located on via Veneto, at the very center of Rome and walking distance from the convention center. The view is breathtaking, covering Villa Borghese and several noteworthy places of interest. A relaxed atmosphere and a carefully selected menu will provide the proper context to meet with AES friends after an intense day of scientific contributions (or tourist walking). And if you arrive early, you can have a seat at Harry’s Bar, that has recently opened in Rome and is located on the opposite side of the street.

60 Euros per person (Members and Non-Members)

Tickets will be available at the Registration Desk


Monday, May 6, 20:00 — 21:00 (Outside Event 1)

An ImmersAV Jazz Concert

Saint Louis College of Music
Via Urbana 49/a
00184 Roma

A special music concert will be held Monday evening (20:00 hrs). The concert will feature a performance of the Greg Burk Jazz Trio.

As a unique aspect of the concert Robert Schulein will be making a combined Binaural and HD video recording for downloading from the AES web site following the convention. The audio/video recordings will be formatted for both headphone and loudspeaker listening (via cross talk cancellation) for viewing by AES members. This will allow attendees an opportunity to attend the event live and recreate the experience later by means of a surround audio with video recording process compatible with today’s consumer viewer/listening technology.

Update: These recordings are now available here:

About Greg Burk:

Pianist/composer/educator Greg Burk has lived, studied, educated, and performed around the world. Over the last decade, living and working in Detroit, Boston, and now Rome, he has established himself not only as a vital sideman, but also as a leader with the rare ability to combine original compositions with memorable melodies and a desire to push the creative envelope as an improviser. He has been called "an exceptional pianist/composer" (All Music Guide), "a pianist and composer with vigorous, freewheeling ideas that always feel grounded within a well-reasoned structure" (Boston Herald), "a pianist with a gift for melody and a generous touch that makes you want to like him" (LA Weekly), and a musician that "plays with an apparent love and passion for his craft" (AllAboutJazz).


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