� Composer for Star Trek: The Next Generation to explore the connections between music, the human brain, emotional involvement and advancing technologies �
New York, NY � As technological advancement continues to accelerate at an exponential rate, a key question looms ever closer: what about the human factor? Technology has enabled remarkable advances in audio with unexplored wonders yet to come � but what does this mean for listeners? At the 141st AES International Convention�s Thursday Opening Ceremonies keynote speech on September 29 (12:30 � 2:00 pm), keynote speaker and composer Ron Jones will explore these considerations in his talk, �Remember the Human Receptor on the Road to the Future.�
Jones, owner of Stanwood, WA�s SkyMuse Studios and Ron Jones Productions, is the GRAMMY�- and Emmy-nominated composer for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Family Guy, Superman and more, with over 40,000 compositions to his credit. Jones has conducted his music with the London Philharmonic, is a member of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the AES and founded the non-profit Academy of Scoring Arts in Los Angeles.
Jones� vision of audio�s future is clear: �I welcome the new directions where audio production is heading, but caution everyone in this rapidly changing time to not lose sight of what all this technology is for: to engage peoples� emotions using the art and craft of music.�
Audio is processed very differently than visual stimuli by the human brain. Audio has deep connections to the brain�s neural network, connecting directly with neural electro-chemical transmitters. Without a firm understanding of the �human receptor� � the listener � new technologies and inventions won�t achieve their desired effect with people, with content creators and manufacturers, and with the markets for these products.
But with quantum computing coming in the not-so-far future, the computing bandwidth of human brains will be left in the dust. �However, common sense and a solid regard for how the �human receptor� works will serve as a compass and a wonderful guide to where the man-machine relationship is headed as the audio industry rockets forward,� Jones notes. In his work as a composer, his job is not to tell the story � that�s for the picture, the characters and the dialog. His job is to engage peoples� emotions using music. �I know with a large degree of accuracy how to push emotional buttons in sync with the picture and the story.�
Additional information about the Thursday, September 29 141st AES opening ceremonies and keynote with Ron Jones is available at http://www.aes.org/events/141/specialevents/?ID=5024.
Find out more about SkyMuse Studios at www.skymusestudios.com.
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