Speaker Update: International Year of Sound Event to Explore Acoustics of Steelpan Music

David Bradley unavailable; Andrew Morrison to present on making meaning from acoustical data

For More Information:

Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
kjones@acousticalsociety.org

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 5, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound.

On Aug. 6, David Carreon Bradley was scheduled to present at a virtual talk, but he is unable to do so. Instead, Andrew Morrison will discuss how the acoustical physics of the steelpan helps machine learning algorithms process large datasets.

All events are open to the public, and admission is free. ASA encourages media, scientists, audio enthusiasts, students, educators and families to tune in.

Making meaning from data — from the acoustics lab to machine learning: Thursday, Aug. 6

Morrison, a professor of physics and astronomy at Joliet Junior College, was intrigued by the characteristic sound of a Caribbean steelpan drum, which is easy to recognize by ear and yet still does not have a full scientific explanation for the how this musical instrument produces the distinctive tone.

His virtual talk, “Making meaning from data — from the acoustics lab to machine learning,” starts at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. on Aug. 6.

He will discuss what is known about the physics of the steelpan, how scientists have engaged with the public to help classify the data, and how machine learning algorithms are being used to help process large datasets. He will also discuss how this study is useful for illustrating some parts of the scientific process.

A question-and-answer period will follow.

Morrison’s research interests include using optical methods and machine learning analysis techniques to study the vibrations of musical instruments. He is a past chair of the ASA Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics, is actively involved in the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics and has a passion for working with undergraduates in his laboratory.

Don’t forget to register for this free event at https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pd-CgqjItH9wj-nGQnxV0hEJxbtYWiR1t.

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ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year.

 

International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET

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Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
kjones@acousticalsociety.org

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 10, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues its series of virtual talks featuring acoustical experts as part of the International Year of Sound celebration. For the third presentation in the series, Nicole Holliday, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine how our voices convey meaning in their tone and what listeners perceive. Specifically, her virtual talk on Aug. 20 will reflect on what language can tell us about identity and inequality.

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling: Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S.

Using her work with parents from different races and their intonations to construct and perform racial identities, Holliday expands on how listeners make judgements about gender, age and race, and the assumptions made based on the voice itself instead of the words being spoken. She explains how those assumptions have implications for how marginalized groups and people experience the world, especially in institutions like education and the criminal justice system.

A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Holliday’s scholarly writing has appeared in journals, such as American Speech and Language in Society, and in general media outlets, such as NPR, Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Free registration here: https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0of-qsrD8uHdGIHKZSuPaxDI_a4W7sJjQ2

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound-related sciences and technologies. For more information, visit https://sound2020.org/.

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ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year.

International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography

International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography

For More Information:

Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
kjones@acousticalsociety.org

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., JULY 27, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound.

On August 5, the ASA Student Council will host Virtual Student Summer Talks for science students to present their research on topics ranging from acoustical oceanography to speech communication. The following day, August 6, David Carreon Bradley will discuss how sound, from clashing symbols to the whisper of burning incense, is essential to the worship experience.

All events are open to the public, and admission is free. ASA encourages media, scientists, audio enthusiasts, students, educators and families to tune in.

Virtual Student Summer Talks: Wednesday, August 5 

To involve students in experiencing the scientific meeting environment, the ASA Student Council is hosting a Virtual Student Summer Talk event for science students who want to get feedback on their research, practice public speaking or just connect with others.

The topics of the student presentations will address psychological and physiological acoustics, architectural acoustics, signal processing and more into the acoustics of our world. Visit the Student Council Website for the complete speaker schedule.

Media and the public are encouraged to register to view the event at https://asastudents.org/virtual-summer-talks/ from now until August 1.

Worship Space Acoustics: Sounds of the Sacred: Thursday, August 6

David Carreon Bradley

UPDATE:

Dr. David Carreon Bradley is no longer able to present his talk, “Worship Space Acoustics: Sounds of the Sacred.”

Dr. Andrew Morrison, professor of physics and astronomy at Joliet Junior College, will join us to discuss his work in the field of acoustics.

Dr. Morrison’s research interests include using optical methods and machine learning analysis techniques to study the vibrations of musical instruments. He received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 2005 after studying the vibration of and sound radiation from Caribbean steelpans. Dr. Morrison is a past chair of the ASA Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics, is actively involved in the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics and has a passion for working with undergraduates in his laboratory.

Bradley, a faculty diversity officer at California State University, will talk about how the sonic environment of a worship space affects the acoustics of the spoken word and music, potentially altering how religious programming is experienced. He will also outline how acoustical design has shaped worship places for a variety of religions over the past 30 years.

His virtual talk, Worship Space Acoustics: The Sound of the Sacred, starts at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. on August 6. The presentation will draw largely from his recent book, “Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design.” A question-and-answer period will follow.

Bradley is past chair of the ASA Committee on Education. He is currently working on his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Don’t forget to register for this free event at https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pd-CgqjItH9wj-nGQnxV0hEJxbtYWiR1t.


ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year.