Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2016)—Keynote speaker and composer Ron Jones will give the AES Convention Keynote Address, “Remember the Human Receptor on the Road to the Future,” at the Opening Ceremonies on September 29 (12:30–2:00 pm).
Jones, owner of Stanwood, WA’s SkyMuse Studios and Ron Jones Productions, is the Grammy- and Emmy-nominated composer for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Family Guy, Superman and more, with over 40,000 compositions to his credit. Jones has conducted his music with the London Philharmonic, is a member of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the AES and founded the non-profit Academy of Scoring Arts in Los Angeles.
Jones’ vision of audio’s future is clear: “I welcome the new directions where audio production is heading, but caution everyone in this rapidly changing time to not lose sight of what all this technology is for: to engage peoples’ emotions using the art and craft of music.”
With quantum computing coming in the not-so-far future, the computing bandwidth of human brains will be left in the dust, he says. “However, common sense and a solid regard for how the ‘human receptor’ works will serve as a compass and a wonderful guide to where the man-machine relationship is headed as the audio industry rockets forward,” Jones notes. In his work as a composer, his job is not to tell the story; that’s for the picture, the characters and the dialog. His job is to engage peoples’ emotions using music. “I know with a large degree of accuracy how to push emotional buttons in sync with the picture and the story.”
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