The full-day AudioForum will be centred around ‘Sound Democracy’.
Following the success of the 2019 edition of AudioForum, which discussed the relationship between sound reproduction, acoustics and psychoacoustics, the 2020 event will take a further step towards what organisers Connessioni,?in co-operation with AES – Audio Engineering Society, have called Sound Democracy. That is to say, focusing on the person and their wellbeing in the environment and transforming the use of sound into a complete, personalised and gratifying listening experience, allowing us to communicate effectively with others and with the world around us.
The full-day event, which takes place the day before ISE 2020 opens, will guide participants along a path that examines the various aspects of Sound Democracy, including electroacoustic and acoustic (how to get sound to the listener’s ears in the most efficient and effective way), psychoacoustic (subjective perception of sound), cognitive (from perception to streaming of the user’s attention) and behavioural (cultural filters, mental patterns, beliefs that influence the user’s perception).
The programme of AudioForum@ISE 2020 has been conceived to involve both professionals with technical training, such as sound designers, system integrators and sound engineers, as well as those who come from the field of architectural and ambient design – architects, consultants, engineers, etc. It will also be of interest to anyone involved in managing venues and facilities, such as hotel managers, administrators of schools, universities, public spaces and sporting or cultural facilities.
The event will focus on a number of key subject areas, including the relationship between the environment, conditions and listening quality, audio technologies and the perception of sound, and environments, listening experiences and empathy.