The AES Scotland conference in association with JAMES, "Acoustics in Creative Spaces" was a great success. The first time the AES Scotland has taken part in an event outside of Edinburgh or Glasgow. For a Monday night right after a 2 week holiday the conference was well attended with 70 in the Goodlyburn studio theatre and many current students and some alumni, as well as industry professionals and students from other institutions.
Unfortunately due to injury Dennis Weinreich was unable to attend in the end, however the evening was suitably padded out by the attendant presenters. Melvyn Toms presented a history and evolution of Abbey Road's largest orchestral studio 1, Melvyn has been the technical adviser at Abbey Road for 35 years. John, Peter and Jamie from Studio People presented a varied discussion around acoustics and creative environment design with Jamie closing with an inspired talk on motivating creativity. Between these I presented a talk about archaeoacoustics, what it is, a little back ground, field work methodologies for IR capture and 2 case studies from recent field recording trips.
The event was well organised, attended and a special mention has to go to my co presenters, David and Monica from AES Scotland, my musical theatre and sound production students. Also bug thanks to my manager Lorenz and college vice principal Pam Wilson.
Presenters below from L - R; Melvyn Toms, JAMES/Abbey Road, Jamie, Peter and John, Studio People, myself, Perth College UHI.
The rambling thoughts and musings of an audio engineer/sound designer turned archaeoacoustician