North West Branch Evening Meeting
Now You’re Talking
Professor of Acoustic Engineering University of Salford
Wednesday 26 June 2019
WSP, 8 First Street, Manchester, M15 4RP
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/now-youre-talking-tickets-63469346524
The talk will begin at 6:30pm, please arrive in good time. CPD certificates provided upon request. If you have any queries please contact Naomi.Tansey@arup.com.
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8 First Street
Manchester, M15 4RP