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AES-LA Section
P. O. Box 8343
Mission Hills, CA 91346

AES-LA Section Officers

Greg Riggs

John Svetlik

Richard Wollrich

Daniel Schulz

Executive Committee
Bob Lee
Mel Lambert
Joseph Schwartz
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Gary Epstein
Linda Gedemer
Luke Huapaya
Brian Seagrave

AES Headquarters:
551 Fifth Ave, Suite 1225
New York, NY 10176 USA
--- April Past Topic ---
The Acoustical and Mechanical
Technology of the Piano

We often think of art and technology as two very different endeavors with separate aims. But this is a false barrier. We only need to look inside one of the world’s most common and ubiquitous musical instruments, the piano, to see how in this case art and mechanical ingenuity can and do coincide.

The piano occupies a unique place in Western culture, and not just in music.

Stephen Schell, a member of the Piano Technicians Guild from Long Beach, will present a talk on pianos, including their mechanics and structures, why they sound the way they do, and their evolution over the past few centuries. Included will be a discussion of more recent developments in how concert pianos have been made to cover larger audiences, and how that brings attendant benefits and drawbacks.  This session is a must for anyone interested in studio recording or concert sound reinforcement.

May 31 The Future of Audio for Television
Jun  28 TBA
Jul   26 TBA

Future Conferences
and Conventions
Paris, France
June 4-7, 2016

Guildford, UK
July 18-20, 2016

Aalborg, Denmark
August 24-26, 2016

Los Angeles, California (USA)
Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2016

Los Angeles, California (USA)
Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2016

Arlington, VA, USA
June 15-17, 2017

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NEXT SECTION MEETING DATE:  Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon).

TIME: Meeting at 8:00 PM. Pre-meeting dinner (optional) at 7:00 PM. Cost for dinner is $30 for student members with reservations, $35 for student members without reservations, $35 for members with reservations, $40 for members without reservations, $40 for non-members with reservations and $45 for non-members without reservations. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance with the Treasurer at   Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line. Payment is made at the door and we accept cash, check or credit cards.  There is an additional credit card fee of one dollar, for each transaction, which is charged by the credit card processing company.

MENU: Sportsmen’s Salad with Ranch Dressing | Vegetable lasagna roll with sautéed spinach and fresh marinara | Roasted rosemary potatoes | Rolls and Butter | Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea | Chocolate Ice Cream.

An optional alternative vegetarian dinner is available upon request.
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