JJ Johnston Will Give Heyser Lecture Saturday
The AES show
in San Francisco has nailed down to special events: the annual Heyser lecturer and a reunion of some “Sound of San Francisco” musicians from the 1960s and 1970s.
James D. “JJ” Johnston
will deliver the Heyser Lecture this Saturday, 6:30–8 p.m. In a talk titled “Audio, Radio, Acoustics and Signal Processing — The Way Forward,” the recently retired chief scientist for DTS will speak on “the current understanding of human auditory perception” along with proposing better education and understanding of audio.
According to an online bio, “his current interests include 3D audio perception, loudspeaker pattern analysis and control,
loudness modelling, room simulation, stereo
image control and analysis, filter design,
speech coding, audio and speech testing methodology and execution, and
implementation concerns in signal processing.”
The show will take advantage of its location for a session called “The Sounds of San Francisco.” It will be a look back at “The Summer of Love” and the vibrant San Francisco music scene of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
On hand will be Country Joe McDonald, Peter Albin, a found of Big Brother and the Holding Company and Michael Cipollina, bassist for Huey Lewis and The News. Cipollina is also the brother of the late John Cipollina of the quintessential San Francisco “Hippie” era band Quicksilver Messenger Service.
One of the session organizers, David Goggin (aka Mr. Bonzai, a noted photographer of the rock scene) was quoted saying of the session, “They’ll be mixing musical notes, recording anecdotes and well-sown wild oats.”