Audio Engineering Society Accepts Technical GRAMMY® Award

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) was presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY® Award during GRAMMY® Week 2023 during a ceremony held by the Recording Academy® on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles..

AES President Bruce Olson and AES President-Elect Leslie Gaston-Bird accepted the Special Merit Award on behalf of the Society during the ceremony.

“The Audio Engineering Society is celebrating its 75th year at the heart of audio innovation,” noted Olson in his acceptance comments. “From such milestones as the AES Convention introductions of the 45 rpm single, the Compact Disc, the MP3 format, and now streaming audio technology, AES brings together the leading minds in audio innovation and has guided the music industry with standards and best practices that continuously refine the state of the art of audio recording, playback, broadcast, and streaming.”

Gaston-Bird added to Olson’s comments, saying, “And our work is just beginning. We listen to our members and glean inspiration from women and underrepresented groups in audio who work tirelessly to create a more inclusive industry. We understand the power of networking, role models, and mentorship, and we’ll work within the industry to help create lasting, sustainable change. The next 75 years of the AES is already starting to look different from the first 75, and we are so excited about the future.” An in-depth interview with Leslie will appear in the next issue of Audio Media International magazine.

In addition to the Society’s Technical GRAMMY Award, AES members on the 2023 GRAMMY Awards winners list are:

Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig for his contribution to the Best Historical Album winner, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (Wilco)

Immersive mix engineer Eric Schilling and immersive producer Herbert Waltl for their roles on the Best Immersive Audio Album winner, Divine Tides (Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej).

Engineers Shawn Murphy and Charlie Post and mastering engineer Michael Romanowski for their work on the Best Engineered Album Classical winner, Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique – The Making Of The Orchestra (Edwin Outwater & Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

For a full in-depth interview with Leslie Gaston-Bird, please read the next issue of Audio Media international magazine, available shortly.

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