The Second International Symposium “The Sound Recording Industry of Academic Music” will be held in Moscow on October 15-17, 2021, as part of the International Prize for the Best Audio Recording of Russian Academic Music “Pure Sound.” The Russian Musical Union is in charge of organizing the event (RMS).
The following symposium, which will focus on contemporary music business concerns, will be the country’s largest music industry event. It will be attended by well-known Russian and worldwide sound engineers and music producers who will share their experience and collaborate, discuss significant industry issues and potential solutions, and brainstorm ways to expand the domestic sound recording sector of academic music.
Udo Potraz, sound engineer for the Hamburg Elbe Philharmonic, Erdo Groot, director, producer, and balance specialist for Polyhymnia International (Netherlands), and Maria Soboleva, professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, the Moscow Conservatory, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, will be among the speakers at the symposium. Mikhail Spassky, sound engineer at the Moscow Conservatory; Viktor Osadchev, director of the Russian Academy of Music’s Gnesins sound engineering department; Andrey Levin, sound engineer for “Mosfilm,” and others.
“The Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for recording industry experts to discuss their experience, ideas, and perspectives on how to enhance sound quality in the twenty-first century,” Udo Potraz adds.
The event’s agenda is extensive and diversified. A scientific and webpage practical conference titled “Sound engineering – the Future Profession,” as well as the publication of a collection of materials, a round table discussion on vocational education in the field of sound engineering, public discussions on copyright issues, and interaction between a sound engineer and a composer, performer, producer, and label, are all included in the business component.
There will also be master courses on studio recording, archive recording restoration, vinyl mastering, and electroacoustic music sound engineering, as well as talks on classical sound engineering, concert recording, orchestral technology in film, and electroacoustic music sound engineering. Attendees will be given technical tours of the Moscow Conservatory, the Bolshoi Theater, the Novaya Opera, the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, the Helikon-Opera, the Mosfilm studio, and the CineLab.
A large display of professional and sound equipment will be put up at the World Trade Center site, with Neumann, Nikfi, Oktava, and other companies demonstrating new developments in the field of sound technology. The Moscow Conservatory’s Center for Electroacoustic Music will also perform at Rachmaninov Hall during the conference.
The international forum will become a one-of-a-kind platform not only for practicing sound engineers and sound technicians, employees of sound workshops of music and drama theaters, concert halls, recording companies, and film studios, but also for teachers and students of higher and secondary educational institutions, thanks to the inclusion of a block on education in the field of sound engineering.
Radio Orpheus, the International Music Council (IMC), the European Music Council (EMC), Radio Russia, the All-Russian Congress of Sound Engineers of Music Programs, and the National Foundation for the Support of Copyright Holders are among the organizations that have banded together to support copyright holders. The Pure Sound Prize and International Symposium are sponsored by the Kultura newspaper, the “Kulturomania” web site, the InterMedia information agency, the periodicals “Musical Life” and “Sound Engineer,” as well as the audio equipment shop Dr. Head.