AES sounds out Scottish members15 August 2011
The Audio Engineering Society is to set up a group in Scotland, with its first meeting scheduled for 15 September at Glasgow Caledonian University, writes David Fox.
The UK section of the AES is the largest in Europe (with only the US section being larger), and its 100 or so members in Scotland represent about 10% of the UK total.
However, until recently most of the AES’ activities, which include conferences, lectures and tours of audio facilities and manufacturers, have been centred in London.
It has started to address this with the setting up of a new North of England Group, which held its first meeting in April at Leeds University’s School of Music.
The successful launch of this group has inspired its latest regional initiative, and Elena Prokofieva, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University, and Stuart Gillan, a consultant from Soundscape, are keen to establish a group to engage Scottish-based specialists in audio engineering – from university lecturers and students to recording studios, broadcasters and private businesses.
They hope that the new activities will help attract further members (the meetings will be open to non-members). Anyone interested should email: email@example.com.