— AES Awards to honor individuals of distinction in the AES organization and the wider art and science of audio engineering —
New York, NY, October 16, 2013 — The opening ceremonies of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, in Room 1E15/16 at the Javits Center in New York City) features the presentation of this year’s AES Awards, along with remarks from AES Executive Director Bob Moses, AES President Frank Wells, and AES 135th Convention Chair Jim Anderson, as well as a keynote address from noted audio researcher Josh McDermott. The award ceremony will be hosted by Jim Kaiser, AES Awards Committee Chair.
The awards include the following:
The GOLD MEDAL AWARD, given in recognition of outstanding achievements, sustained over a period of years, in the field of audio engineering, is being presented to:
- FLOYD TOOLE in recognition for outstanding contributions to theory, practice, and international standards in the area of subjective and objective evaluation of loudspeakers in rooms.
- RUDOLPH VAN GELDER in recognition for creating the legendary sound of jazz during six outstanding decades of recording.
The SILVER MEDAL AWARD, given in recognition of outstanding development or achievement in the field of audio engineering, is being presented to:
- LAURENCE FINCHAM in recognition for a sustained series of significant contributions to electroacoustics and signal processing in the area of domestic sound reproduction.
The BOARD OF GOVERNORS AWARD, given for outstanding contributions to the Audio Engineering Society, is being presented to:
- WILLIAM CRABTREE in recognition of co-chairing the 50th International AES Conference “Audio Education” in Murfreesboro, TN, USA, on July 25–27, 2013.
- MICHAEL FLEMING in recognition of co-chairing the 50th International AES Conference “Audio Education” in Murfreesboro, TN, USA, on July 25–27, 2013.
- JANOS GYORI in recognition of his chairing the 132nd International AES Convention in Budapest, Hungary, on April 26–29, 2012.
- MICHAEL KELLY in recognition of his chairing the 49th International AES Conference “Audio for Games” in London, UK, on February 6–8, 2013.
- JIM MCTIGUE in recognition of co-chairing the 133rd International AES Convention in San Francisco, CA, USA, on October 26–29, 2012.
- JAN ABILDGAARD PEDERSEN in recognition of his chairing the 48th International AES Conference “Automotive Audio” in Munich, Germany, on September 21–23, 2012.
- VALERIE TYLER in recognition of co-chairing the 133rd International AES Convention in San Francisco, CA, USA, on October 26–29, 2012.
- UMBERTO ZANGHIERI in recognition of his chairing the 134th International AES Convention in Rome, Italy, on May 4–7, 2013.
The FELLOWSHIP AWARD, given to a member who has rendered conspicuous service, or is recognized to have made a valuable contribution to the advancement in or dissemination of knowledge of audio engineering or in the promotion of its application in practice, is being presented to:
- THERESA LEONARD for her professional achievements and dedication to the Audio Engineering Society and to its education initiatives.
- JOEL A. LEWITZ For contributions to the design of electroacoustics systems in architectural spaces, teaching and mentoring within the industry, and long association with the AES.
- TIMOTHY SHUTTLEWORTH for significant contributions to digital audio product design and many years of service to the AES.
The CITATION AWARD, given in recognition of services or accomplishments that do not fit into any of the above categories, is being presented to:
- BOZENA KOSTEK in recognition for her outstanding efforts as Editor to improve the quality, responsiveness, and impact of the Journal of the AES.
The HONORARY MEMBER designation, given to persons of outstanding repute and eminence in the science of audio engineering or its allied arts, is being given to:
- RONALD E. UHLIG in recognition of his pioneering engineering achievements to enhance the film sound experience for the audience, including the development of international standard setting technology that allowed stereo variable area soundtracks to replace monaural film sound, and later, the development of digital data read/write capability for 35mm digital audio.