Daniel Levitin to Deliver Keynote Address at Fall AES Convention

Jun 22, 2007 4:20 PM

Polls


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Daniel Levitin (pictured) will deliver the keynote address at the 123rd  Audio Engineering Society Convention on October 5, 2007 in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. Levitin is a best-selling author; head of the McGill University Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise; musician; producer; and former stand-up comedian.

Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain On Music (Dutton), is a New York Times best-seller and will serve as a jumping off point for his address.  Levitin will explore a number of recent findings about how music affects the human brain in terms of its neurochemistry and moods. Levitin will also discuss the previously inexplicable phenomenon in which human beings are able to identify the title and artist of certain songs by hearing a single, fleeting chord.

“Delving into the reasons that music resonates so deeply with so many raises issues not often considered by audio industry pros, much less average music consumers,” says AES convention committee chair Jim Anderson. “We all know it happens, but it’s difficult to explain. This keynote address will provide our attendees with food for thought about the underlying purpose and long-term impact of their role in contemporary culture. Professor Levitin’s off-beat perceptions may also spark spirited debate about neural processing and the science behind music’s undisputed emotional power."

An AES member since 1985, Levitin has presented research papers and participated at a number of the organization’s panels and events. The soft-cover edition of his book is expected to be released by Penguin in late September.

For more information, visit www.aes.org and www.psych.mcgill.ca/levitin.






Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95

Newsletters

MixLine

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.