London Branch

Institute of Acoustics London Branch Evening Meeting Now You’re Talking presentation by Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering University of Salford Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 6pm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF

Institute of Acoustics

London Branch Evening Meeting


Now You’re Talking

presentation by

 

Trevor Cox,

Professor of Acoustic Engineering University of Salford

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 6pm

 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF

 

Join Trevor, as he explores the most exquisite acoustic source: the human voice. Your voice is integral to your personal identity. We judge others not just by their words, but also by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent. This was first scientifically examined in a remarkable mass psychoacoustic experiment in the 1920s. Hear about the project to recreate this experiment for the BBC. Talking comes naturally to most of us so it is easy to overlook how truly remarkable the voice is. Mixing scientific analysis with musical interludes, the talk will explore the workings of the voice and how it adapts to different styles. The voice is always in flux, and in recent years changes have been accelerated by technology. Rich in sound examples, the talk will draw on Trevor’s latest popular science book, Now You’re Talking (Bodley Head 2018).

 

 

 

This event is free to IOA members and the general public, however, numbers are strictly limited and we request that you pre-register for this event by going to the registration page at:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/institute-of-acoustics-london-branch-meeting-may-2019-tickets-53817412329

 

 

The closest underground stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Holborn (Central & Piccadilly line).

 

 

 

Topics and speakers for the evening meetings are generally identified and organised by the London Branch Committee, but we always welcome new ideas and suggestions for future presentations. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or may even like to give a presentation yourself, please contact the London Branch Committee (Roslyn Andrews: Roslyn.Andrews@aecom.com)

 

 

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15 May 2019   through   9:00 PM
WSP
WSP House
70 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1AF

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