The Audio Engineering Society is 60.
AES celebrated the anniversary in New York.
“The small, dedicated group of professional engineers introduced in 1948 has grown to over 14,000 members and 169 sections in 48 countries worldwide,” it said.
The New York Section hosted a party at the New School for Social Research that included a screening of excerpts from the pending “AES Oral History Project” including anecdotes by Columbia Records engineer Frank Liaco, Louis Goodfriend, first editor of the “AES Journal,” inventor and AES officer Norman Pickering and Les Paul, godfather of multitrack recording.
The party included AES Executive Director Roger Furness and incoming President Jim Anderson, N.Y. Section Chair Noah Simon and former AES President Floyd Toole, who discussed the work of Harry F. Olson, who presented the first technical paper at the initial AES meeting.