Event

Threading the needle: Managing noise exposure and pollution while maintaining a high-quality audience experience at outdoor events – Dr Adam Hill

20 June 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lecture theatre B301; University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB
Title : Threading the needle: Managing noise exposure and pollution while maintaining a high-quality audience experience at outdoor events – Dr Adam Hill

Abstract : The issue of noise pollution due to large outdoor (and sometimes indoor) entertainment events has become increasingly problematic, with a significant number of festivals and other events taking place in centrally-located areas that are often under strict noise regulations. The AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement formed a working group in 2018 to examine this issue. In this talk, the group’s initial findings will be presented, covering areas such as noise regulations, guidelines and prediction techniques, audience level regulations, practical measurement methods, and sound system design (primary and secondary) for limited noise spill while maintaining a high-quality audience experience.

Bio : Adam Hill is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby where he runs the MSc Audio Engineering program. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Essex, an M.Sc. in Acoustics and Music Technology from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Miami University. His research generally focuses on analysis, modeling, and wide-area spatiotemporal control of low-frequency sound reproduction and reinforcement. Adam also works seasonally as a live sound engineer for Gand Concert Sound, where he has designed and operated sound systems for over 1000 artists. Adam is co-chair of the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement and Head of Content for the Electro-Acoustics Group Committee of the Institute of Acoustics.

Lecture theatre B301; University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB

Registration : This is a free and open event.  Please email b.j.wiggins@derby.ac.uk is you’re planning on attending the event.

Date : Thursday 20 June; 6pm for 6.30pm

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