New York - Sep 24, 2009 - In addition to the Oct. 9 keynote address to be presented by Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Bill McGlaughlin at the opening ceremonies of the 127th AES Convention, three daily keynote programs have been added. The featured presentations are: Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Before Edison, Part 2 - Recovering (and Reinterpreting) the World's Earliest Sound Recordings
Moderator, David Giovannoni, founder of First Sounds
Last year, Giovannoni recovered one of the first vocal recordings circa 1860. This year, he reports on the discovery of even older sounds. He'll describe the technical challenges of evoking sound from primitive recordings made to be seen, not heard. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Beethoven, Shannon, and the Compact Disc
Moderator, Kees Immink, Turing Machines
Over the past 25 years digital electronics has essentially replaced all analog consumer electronics products, and the word "digital" has become synonymous with quality. A compact disc holds up to 74 minutes, 33 seconds of sound, just enough for a complete recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Recognized as the Father of the CD,. Immink will discuss the crucial technical decisions that determined the success of the new medium. Monday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece
Author Ashley Kahn will present an informative perspective of this classic album as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The best-selling classic jazz album of all time also appears consistently at the top of greatest-album lists charted by publications.