For live music venues across Victoria, the implementation of the Agent of Change planning provision was rejoiced across the state. While the law resulted in a number of property developers being required to fund the attenuation of venues, other venues that weren’t protected by the law were required to fund their own attenuation works. Some have been funded with the Good Music Neighbours program.
So, you have fixed noise on the outside, but what about the inside?
Often a forgotten but important aspect of venue’s noise management plans is how sound works for your punters, bands, sound engineers and staff.
With ‘Sound Smart, Hear Smart’ we look at hearing safety and how it can help to guide your venue’s sound management strategies.
Sound Smart, Hear Smart
Venue: The Channel, Hamer Hall – Melbourne
Date: Monday 19th March
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
feat. Elizabeth Beach (National Acoustic Laboratories, The HEARing CRC), Dr. Jos Mulder (Murdoch University), Siobhan McGinnity (Melbourne University, The HEARing CRC)
Tickets are free but limited - reserve your tickets here.
Elizabeth is a senior research psychologist at the National Acoustic Laboratories, and a researcher with the HEARing CRC. Her main areas of interest are leisure noise and its impact on overall noise exposure, noise exposure in the music and entertainment industry, and ways of motivating young adults to change their hearing health behaviour.
Johannes (Jos) Mulder is a passionate sound engineer, researcher and educator, currently employed by Murdoch University in Perth. Music is the gist in his broad education and professional experience. Initially trained as a Tonmeister he specialised in Live Sound working internationally with top performers from different traditions, with a focus on contemporary electroacoustic music. In addition to music and technology skills he developed an interest in the wider organisational, socio-cultural and historical aspects of the use of electronic amplification in the performance arts. A Master’s degree in Arts Policy and Management (2008) and a PhD (2013) explored bridging the gap between technology, its creative use and broader discussions of the performance arts and society. He offers a unique combination of experience, knowledge and education together with an ability to find original focus in complex situations and a dedication to share, not in a prescriptive way but as a stimulant for excellence. His broad basis connects theory and practice each supporting the other in impactful research and clear and inspiring teaching.
PhD candidate with the HEARing CRC, Siobhan McGinnity, is a research audiologist, investigating the prevention of hearing injury in the music industry. She works as a clinical educator at the University of Melbourne, where she both lectures in and counsels on tinnitus management. Outside of work, she is a regularly performing musician in the Melbourne live-music scene, and an advocate for hearing health through Musicians 4 Hearing.