AES NEW YORK 2019
147th PRO AUDIO CONVENTION

AES New York 2019
Student / Career Event Details

Wednesday, October 16, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm (SDA Booth)

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SC00 - Resume Review (for Students, Recent Grads, and Young Professionals)

Moderator:
Alex Kosiorek, Central Sound at Arizona PBS - Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Students, recent graduates and young professionals… Often your resume is an employer’s first impression of you. Naturally, you want to make a good one. Employer’s often use job search websites to search for candidates. Some use automated software to scan your resume and in some cases, your LinkedIn/social media profiles as well. Questions may arise regarding formatting, length, keywords and phrases so it shows up in searches and lands on the desk of the hiring manager. No matter how refined your resume may be, it is always good to have someone else review your materials. Receive a one-on-one 20-25 minute review of your resume from a hiring manager who is in the audio engineering business. Plus, if time allows, your cover letter and online presence will be reviewed as well.

Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately upon arrival. For those who would like to have your resume reviewed on Wednesday, October 17th prior to SDA-1, please email the request to: aesresumereview@outlook.com. You may be requested to upload your resume prior to your appointment for review. Uploaded resumes will only be seen by the moderator and will be deleted at the conclusion of the 147th Pro Audio Convention.

This review will take place during the duration of the convention by appointment only

 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 9:15 am — 10:15 am (1E07)

SC01 - Empowering the Next-Generation of Audio Industry Leaders

Moderator:
Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director at Real Industry, Lecturer at Stanford University

This panel presentation describes the initiatives of educational nonprofit, Real Industry, and 6 universities to support career discovery and career preparation of a more diverse population. Our specific goal was to design a mentorship and internship program to increase the number of women and underrepresented students discovering and entering the intersection of arts and technology.
Students at 6 universities received a 1-year mentorship and experiential opportunities program. Students in undergraduate programs often do not develop the skills that they need to succeed in the private sector. Without having years of industry experience, students are often unaware of roles, day-to-day responsibilities, skill sets, and inner-workings of companies. Since they do not know how companies work, they do not know how they can fit in, or even what job titles to apply to. We outline our research, work, and steps the audience can take to provide students with 3 critical, measurable keys to career success:

1. Inspiration. With inspiration, Students become aware of the roles, career paths, jobs, or companies in our industry.
2. Access. With access, students have access to mentors and role models, to explore and prepare for careers.
3. Experience. With small project experience (“micro-internships”), students have real-world experience and are able to translate their in-school learnings to professional skills and knowledge.

Our plans are ambitious! Over the next 3 years, this program supports 5,000 students. We describe resources that university educators can use utilize, including Real Industry’s 400+ mentors, an engaged network of companies, and organizational expertise in bridging academia and industry through events and mentorship. Speakers to include the pilot faculty from 3-5 of our audio education partners!

 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm (1E12)

SC02 - Education Forum - Education Outside School

Moderator:
Magdalena Piotrowska, Gdansk University of Technology - Poland; Hear Candy Mastering - Poland
Panelists:
Alex Case, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA, USA
Paul Geluso, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Theresa Leonard, Freelance Music Producer / Audio Educator - Victoria, BC, Canada
Manuel Melon, Le Mans Université - Le Mans cedex 9, France

How do we learn after we finish school? How do we get familiar with newest standards and technologies? During this year Education Forum participants are going to discuss various forms of education including online resources, summer programs, internships, self-education, MOOCs, training programs in work environment and many others. Participants are invited to bring their perspectives into the discussion.

 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm (1E06)

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SC03 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any stage of their studies can sign up to participate. Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention and deliver stereo or non-interleaved 5.1 channel mixes as 44.1 Khz/24 bit AIFF or WAVE files, to the SDA booth when you sign up. If you sign up, please make sure you arrive on time at the start of the session, otherwise alternates will be placed on the schedule in your place. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process.) These events are generously supported by PMC.

 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm (1E17)

SC04 - Mix It! Improving Your Mixes and Your Mixing Workflow

Chair:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement
Panelists:
Cosette Collier, Middle Tennessee State Univ. - Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Yuri Lysolvanov, Flashpoint Chicago, a campus of Columbia College Hollywood - Chicago, IL, USA

This workshop, ideal for students, new engineers, and more experienced engineers looking to speed up their workflow and productivity in studio mixing, live sound and event production, will discuss topics including:
• Starting a mix, and the key elements of a mix.
• Identifying problems or challenges, and deciding on the best solutions to potential issues.
• Best practice workflows or procedures that can be followed in order to make the process of mixing an easier, faster, and more predictable experience.
• Common mistakes to avoid.
• Gear!
• Getting the job done and finishing the mix.

 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm (1E13)

SC05 - Student Delegate Assembly, Part 1

The first Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) meeting is the official opening of the Convention’s student program which includes the SDA Keynote and is a great opportunity to meet with fellow students from all corners of the world. This opening meeting of the Student Delegate Assembly will introduce new events and election proceedings, announce candidates for the coming year’s election for the North & Latin American Regions Vice Chair, announce the finalists in the Student Recording Competition categories and the Student Design Competition, and announce all upcoming student/education related events of the convention.
Students and student sections will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their activities, in order to stimulate international contacts. The SDA leaders will then lead a dialog to discuss important issues significant to all audio students.
All students and educators are invited to participate in this meeting. Election results and Recording Competition and Design Competition Awards will be given at the Student Delegate Assembly Meeting—Part 2 on Saturday, October 19.

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (1E12)

SC06 - AES MatLab Plugin Student Competition

MathWorks is supporting the AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition and Showcase which invites students to design a new kind of audio production VST plugin using MATLAB Software. The competition provides students with the opportunity to challenge both their signal processing skills and creativity, and to share their results with the audio engineering community.

The following submissions were chosen by the judges to be presented in front of the audience. These projects are considered to win cash and software prizes. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2). Learn more about this competition at aes.org/students/awards.

• Edward Ly, "Inner Space," University of Aizu
• Domenico Andrea Giliberti, Festim Iseini, Nicola Ignazio Pelagalli, Alessandro Terenzi, "BEStEx - Bass Enhancer Stereo Expander," Universita Politecnica delle Marche
• Christian Steinmetz, "flowEQ," Universitat Pompeu Fabra
• Sean Newell, "Shift Drive," Belmont University
• John Kolar, "Dynamizer: Amplitude Modulator & Audio Effects Plugin," West Virginia University
• Michael Nuzzo, "Spectrum Pixelator," University of Massachusetts-Lowell

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm (SDA Booth)

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SC07 - Resume Review (for Students, Recent Grads, and Young Professionals)

Moderator:
Alex Kosiorek, Central Sound at Arizona PBS - Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Students, recent graduates and young professionals… Often your resume is an employer’s first impression of you. Naturally, you want to make a good one. Employer’s often use job search websites to search for candidates. Some use automated software to scan your resume and in some cases, your LinkedIn/social media profiles as well. Questions may arise regarding formatting, length, keywords and phrases so it shows up in searches and lands on the desk of the hiring manager. No matter how refined your resume may be, it is always good to have someone else review your materials. Receive a one-on-one 20-25 minute review of your resume from a hiring manager who is in the audio engineering business. Plus, if time allows, your cover letter and online presence will be reviewed as well.

Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately upon arrival. For those who would like to have your resume reviewed on Wednesday, October 17th prior to SDA-1, please email the request to: aesresumereview@outlook.com. You may be requested to upload your resume prior to your appointment for review. Uploaded resumes will only be seen by the moderator and will be deleted at the conclusion of the 147th Pro Audio Convention.

This review will take place during the duration of the convention by appointment only

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (South Concourse A)

SC08 - Saul Walker Student Design Competition

All accepted entries to the AES Saul Walker Student Design Competition are given the opportunity to show off their designs at this poster/tabletop exhibition. The session is an opportunity for aspiring student hardware and software engineers to have their projects seen by the AES design community. It is an invaluable career-building event and a great place for companies to identify their next employees. Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, which may include loudspeaker designs, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, and sound synthesis devices. Attendees will observe new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (1E06)

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SC09 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any stage of their studies can sign up to participate. Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention and deliver stereo or non-interleaved 5.1 channel mixes as 44.1 Khz/24 bit AIFF or WAVE files, to the SDA booth when you sign up. If you sign up, please make sure you arrive on time at the start of the session, otherwise alternates will be placed on the schedule in your place. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process.) These events are generously supported by PMC.

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm (South Concourse A)

SC10 - MATLAB Plugin AES Student Competition - Open Demos

The shortlisted finalists participating in the 2019 edition of the MATLAB Plugin AES Student Competition will provide live interactive demonstrations and answer questions on their MATLAB-based VST plugins.
To learn more about the competition visit aes.org/students/awards/mpsc/. This session follows up and complements the presentation-style showcase event taking place earlier on the day.

The following submissions were chosen by the judges to be presented in front of the audience. These projects are considered to win cash and software prizes. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2). Learn more about this competition at aes.org/students/awards>.

• Edward Ly, "Inner Space," University of Aizu
• Domenico Andrea Giliberti, Festim Iseini, Nicola Ignazio Pelagalli, Alessandro Terenzi, "BEStEx - Bass Enhancer Stereo Expander," Universita Politecnica delle Marche
• Christian Steinmetz, "flowEQ," Universitat Pompeu Fabra
• Sean Newell, "Shift Drive," Belmont University
• John Kolar, "Dynamizer: Amplitude Modulator & Audio Effects Plugin," West Virginia University
• Michael Nuzzo, "Spectrum Pixelator," University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Visit the booths at this time to try the proposed audio effects first-hand and to gain additional insight into the technology behind these student projects.

 
 

Thursday, October 17, 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1E06)

SC11 - Student Recording Competition—Part 1

The Student Recording Competition is a highlight at each convention. A distinguished panel of judges participates in critiquing finalists of each category in an interactive presentation and discussion. The top three finalists in each category, as identified by our judges, present a short summary of their production intentions and the key recording and mix techniques used to realize their goals. They then play their projects for all who attend. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Saturday. The competition is a great chance to hear the work of your fellow students at other educational institutions. A complete list of judges can be found on the SDA website.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm (SDA Booth)

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SC12 - Resume Review (for Students, Recent Grads, and Young Professionals)

Moderator:
Alex Kosiorek, Central Sound at Arizona PBS - Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Students, recent graduates and young professionals… Often your resume is an employer’s first impression of you. Naturally, you want to make a good one. Employer’s often use job search websites to search for candidates. Some use automated software to scan your resume and in some cases, your LinkedIn/social media profiles as well. Questions may arise regarding formatting, length, keywords and phrases so it shows up in searches and lands on the desk of the hiring manager. No matter how refined your resume may be, it is always good to have someone else review your materials. Receive a one-on-one 20-25 minute review of your resume from a hiring manager who is in the audio engineering business. Plus, if time allows, your cover letter and online presence will be reviewed as well.

Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately upon arrival. For those who would like to have your resume reviewed on Wednesday, October 17th prior to SDA-1, please email the request to: aesresumereview@outlook.com. You may be requested to upload your resume prior to your appointment for review. Uploaded resumes will only be seen by the moderator and will be deleted at the conclusion of the 147th Pro Audio Convention.

This review will take place during the duration of the convention by appointment only

 
 

Friday, October 18, 9:30 am — 11:00 am (1E21)

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SC13 - Recent Graduate Panel

Moderator:
Justin Chervony, University of Miami - Frost School of Music - Miami, FL, USA

Panel for students to explore work, job hunting, and creative experiences of recent graduates in the industry. Students will get to hear about experiences that directly impact them from folks who are closer in age and more closely have dealt with the ever-changing and variable opportunities in the world of audio. Panelists will be of diverse backgrounds and differing career paths, all prior and/or current AES members, and some will have been competition finalists. This will hopefully inspire students about the prospect of going out after school and creating opportunities and a unique career for themselves.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm (1E13)

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SC14 - The Art of Listening

Presenter:
Rick Snoman, Altar Recording Studios - Manchester, UK

The real secret behind any great engineer or producer is their ability to hear the finer details of the music. For this session Rick will introduce you to the basic principles you need to learn in order to develop your listening skills at a faster rate. Throughout the 45 minute talk, you’ll not only learn what to listen for but also how to listen and identify the details of your music so you can progress at making music faster, more professional and with more confidence.

This is a High School event limited for HS students

 
 

Friday, October 18, 11:30 am — 1:30 pm (South Concourse B)

SC15 - Education and Career Fair

The combined AES 147th Education and Career Fair will match job seekers with companies and prospective students with schools.
Companies:
Looking for the best and brightest minds in the audio world? No place will have more of them assembled than the 147th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. Companies are invited to participate in our Education and Career Fair free of charge. This is the perfect chance to identify your ideal new hires! All attendees of the convention, students and professionals alike, are welcome to come visit with representatives from participating companies to find out more about job and internship opportunities in the audio industry. Bring your resume!
Schools:
One of the best reasons to attend AES conventions is the opportunity to make important connections with your fellow educators from around the globe. Academic Institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) will be represented in a “table top” session. Information on each school’s respective programs will be made available through displays and academic guidance. There is no charge for schools/institutions to participate. Admission is free and open to all convention attendees.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (1E06)

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SC16 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any stage of their studies can sign up to participate. Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention and deliver stereo or non-interleaved 5.1 channel mixes as 44.1 Khz/24 bit AIFF or WAVE files, to the SDA booth when you sign up. If you sign up, please make sure you arrive on time at the start of the session, otherwise alternates will be placed on the schedule in your place. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process.) These events are generously supported by PMC.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 2:30 pm — 4:00 pm (South Concourse B)

SC17 - SPARS Mentoring

Moderator:
Drew Waters, VEVA Sound

This event is especially suited for students, recent graduates, young professionals, and those interested in career advice. Hosted by SPARS in cooperation with the AES Education Committee, career related Q&A sessions will be offered to participants in a speed group mentoring format. A dozen students will interact with 4–5 working professionals in specific audio engineering fields or categories every 20 minutes. Audio engineering fields/categories include gaming, live sound/live recording, audio manufacturer, mastering, sound for picture, and studio production.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1E06)

SC18 - Student Recording Competition—Part 2

The Student Recording Competition is a highlight at each convention. A distinguished panel of judges participates in critiquing finalists of each category in an interactive presentation and discussion. The top three finalists in each category, as identified by our judges, present a short summary of their production intentions and the key recording and mix techniques used to realize their goals. They then play their projects for all who attend. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Saturday. The competition is a great chance to hear the work of your fellow students at other educational institutions. A complete list of judges can be found on the SDA website.

 
 

Friday, October 18, 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm (South Concourse B)

SC19 - Sound Girls Mentoring

Please join SoundGirls for a Speed Mentoring Session with Industry Veterans. Get answers to the questions you have about working in professional audio. Sessions will be 30 minutes and we will rotate among mentors.

Recording Arts
Fela Davis: Recording and Live Sound Engineer, Co-Owner of 23db Sound - New York
Jessica Thompson: Audio mastering, restoration and archiving
Catherine Vericolli : owner, engineer and manager of Fivethirteen in Tempe, AZ

Live Sound
Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato FOH Engineer for Elvis Costello,Styx, Mr. Big, Goo Goo Dolls,
Michelle is Co-Founder of SoundGirls
Gil Eva Craig Live Sound Engineer and Partner in Western Audio New Zealand
Barbara Adams Live Sound Engineer and Audio Instructor
Karrie Keyes Monitor Engineer Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder Karrie is a Co-Founder
SoundGirls
Amanda Raymond Live Sound Engineer

Manufacturing
Sara Elliot VUE AudioTechnik VP of Operations

Mentors subject to change, more mentors TBA

 
 

Saturday, October 19, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm (SDA Booth)

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SC20 - Resume Review (for Students, Recent Grads, and Young Professionals)

Moderator:
Alex Kosiorek, Central Sound at Arizona PBS - Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Students, recent graduates and young professionals… Often your resume is an employer’s first impression of you. Naturally, you want to make a good one. Employer’s often use job search websites to search for candidates. Some use automated software to scan your resume and in some cases, your LinkedIn/social media profiles as well. Questions may arise regarding formatting, length, keywords and phrases so it shows up in searches and lands on the desk of the hiring manager. No matter how refined your resume may be, it is always good to have someone else review your materials. Receive a one-on-one 20-25 minute review of your resume from a hiring manager who is in the audio engineering business. Plus, if time allows, your cover letter and online presence will be reviewed as well.

Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately upon arrival. For those who would like to have your resume reviewed on Wednesday, October 17th prior to SDA-1, please email the request to: aesresumereview@outlook.com. You may be requested to upload your resume prior to your appointment for review. Uploaded resumes will only be seen by the moderator and will be deleted at the conclusion of the 147th Pro Audio Convention.

This review will take place during the duration of the convention by appointment only

 
 

Saturday, October 19, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm (1E15+16)

SC21 - Student Delegate Assembly, Part 2

At this meeting the SDA will elect a new vice chair. One vote will be cast by the designated representative from each recognized AES student section in the North & Latin American Regions so don't miss this important opportunity to represent your section! Judges’ comments and awards will be presented for the Recording Competitions and Design Competitions. Plans for future student activities at local, regional, and international levels will be summarized.

 
 

Saturday, October 19, 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm (1E06)

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SC22 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any stage of their studies can sign up to participate. Sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention and deliver stereo or non-interleaved 5.1 channel mixes as 44.1 Khz/24 bit AIFF or WAVE files, to the SDA booth when you sign up. If you sign up, please make sure you arrive on time at the start of the session, otherwise alternates will be placed on the schedule in your place. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process.) These events are generously supported by PMC.

 
 

Saturday, October 19, 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm (1E07)

SC23 - Essential Elements of Ear Training for Contemporary Audio Engineers

Presenters:
Jason Corey, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Kazuhiko Kawahara, Kyushu University - Fukuoka, Japan
Sungyoung Kim, Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY, USA
Doyuen Ko, Belmont University - Nashville, TN, USA
Sean Olive, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Timothy Ryan, Webster University

Since 2011 workshop panelists have enthusiastically shared their experiences for efficient and effective methods of critical listening and technical ear training (AES 131st, 132nd, 141st, & 143rd Conventions). We are experiencing new technical ear training tools and observing how fast those tools are evolving for recent audio technologies. Do we need a paradigm shift in technical ear training and critical listening for future listeners? What are the essential elements for the training of today’s junior audio engineers and students? In this workshop, panelists will consider the aforementioned questions. In addition, additional topics will be discussed, including (but not limited to): (1) influence of sound stimuli and associated influence on training performance; (2) verbal elicitation of spectral modification; (3) beyond spectral ear training: spatial, dynamic, and more; (4) a case study: longitudinal analysis of last decade’s ear training data; (5) features required for future auditory training; and (6) gamification. The workshop will demonstrate listening and training examples. While the workshop aims to provide the attendees with a chance to experience theoretical and empirical matters of ear training programs around the world, it also aims to consider the importance of “listening” in the current video-oriented society.

 
 


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