London Branch, Musical Acoustics & Speech & Hearing Face the Music: Hearing and the Sound of Performance, Prof Stephen Dance, LSBU Thursday 2 July 2020 4 - 5pm
Institute of Acoustics
London Branch / Musical Acoustics / Speech and Hearing
In Association with Hearing Conservation Association and the UK Acoustic Network
Face the Music: Hearing and the Sound of Performance
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Stephen Dance
Thursday 2 July 2020
at   4 - 5pm

Professor Stephen Dance has spent the past 14 years collaborating with leading music organisations on acoustic solutions. Initially with the Royal Academy of Music when the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 were introduced. This was followed in 2009 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Henry Wood Hall. More recently the Royal Opera House and St Paul’s Cathedral have been supportive. The research focused on providing education, raising awareness, and producing designs which would allow these extraordinarily talented and dedicated professionals to continue to performance to the very highest standards.

The lecture will combine architectural acoustics, audiology, product design, material science, education, noise control, and functional art. This was necessary as there is no golden bullet to solve the issue of, “music, is it noise?”


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02 July 2020

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