We are very pleased to announce that Tim Exile will perform at the ISA2019 Award Show using his own music innovation “Endlesss”.
Endlesss is a live collaborative music-making platform that wants to do to music what TikTok has done to video. Media is transforming from something we lean back and consume to something we use as a language to build relationships, identities and audiences. Short-form, collaborative, conversational social platforms are the new normal and its imperative music has its answer to this.
About Tim Exile
Musician, technologist, thinker, entrepreneur, Tim Exile is an Advocate of the flow-state, has been featured in Techcrunch, Wired, Pitchfork and talked at TED. He has organised brand collaborations with IBM, RedBull, Saatchi & Saatchi, built digital musical instruments for Native Instruments and shop.timexile.com. As a musician, Tim has released records on Warp, Planet Mu, done live shows at Berghain/Panorama Bar, Fabric, Roundhouse, Southbank Centre, and performed with Imogen Heap, Nile Rogers, Beardyman, Nitin Sawhney.
We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg will give a keynote speech about the developments in audio and music technology at the ISA2019 Award Show.
Music / Sound / Noises: Developments in Audio
Sound envelopes us all the time. While near perfect audio quality seems guaranteed today, a number of new technologies enables new applications. The talk gives a few examples: AI based analysis and synthesis of soundscapes or virtual / augmented / modified sound scenes in a truly immersive experience. Some of these technologies are motivated by a better understanding of hearing, of the way human ears and brain listen to the world around us.
About Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg
Karlheinz Brandenburg has been a driving force behind some of today’s most innovative digital audio technology, notably the mp3 and MPEG audio standards. He is acclaimed for pioneering work in digital audio coding and psychoacoustics. His honors include the AES Silver Medal, the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronic Award, the German Future Award, which he shared with his colleagues and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Furthermore he is member in the Hall of Fame of the Consumer Electronics Association. In April 2014, Brandenburg was inducted as an innovator into the Internet Hall of Fame. He holds three honorary Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Brandenburg holds about 100 patents. He is a professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau and former director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany.
We are pleased to announce the hosts of the ISA2019 Award Show, Steve Blame and Sara Kelly-Husain.
Steve Blame is one of the most iconic faces of Music Television and works today as a Screenwriter, Author and Host. He has previously worked as MTV News Editor, Viva 2 Program Director, and set up Tango TV in Luxembourg. Furthermore, he is the author of two books, and hosted a prime-time TV show on VOX at the end of December 2016.
Sara Kelly-Husain started playing theatre for a few years but then realised an acting wage seldom pays the bills and bravely delved into the media industry traveling Europe as a creative producer for an extreme sports, lifestyle and music show. For over a decade she has been working as a presenter, actress, producer and voice over artist.
The Award Show will take place on September 19th from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm at Schmidtchen. The Show is part of the official Reeperbahn Festival program. To attend the Award Show, you need Reeperbahn Festival tickets. We are pleased to offer special discounts here.
We are pleased to announce today the nominees of the International Sound Awards 2019. Thirty-one works from 13 countries convinced the international jury of ISA2019 and were nominated in several categories.
The best submissions come from all over the world: Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA. With their nomination they have already earned the award „Better Sound 2019“. Learn more about the nominees here.
The winners of ISA2019 will be revealed at the Award Gala at Schmidtchen on September 19th.
We visited our ISAbell founder, the man that makes our trophies every year. He agreed on making one live, just for us (and for you of course).
And don’t forget to submit your project to ISA2019 until the 31st! You can win a bell like this one.
Schmidtchen (picture © Ingo Boelter)
This year, the award ceremony of the International Sound Awards 2019 takes place at ‘Schmidtchen‘ on September 19th. The Schmidtchen is located on Spielbudenplatz at the heart of Germany’s most famous mile, the Hamburger Reeperbahn.
The ‘Schmidt Theater family’, consisting of Schmidtchen, Schmidt Theater and Schmidts Tivoli, is Germany’s most successful private theatre with around 400,000 visitors per year. The Schmidtchen presents a diverse programme that includes comedy shows, concerts, poetry slams and other innovative show formats that embrace experimentation.
To #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter, we need more smart, innovative and useful sound solutions and concepts that can be awarded with our tropy, the ISAbell.
To enhance general sound awareness and animate people to contribute to our mission, we started the social media contest #WeNeedMoreISAbell.
We are very grateful to Native Instruments, Shure, DOCKIN and AUDIFIED that support the initiative and donate great prizes. Participate and spread the word!
Please find below all rules and an inspirational video.
We are pleased to announce Dr. Michael Haverkamp as a member of the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.
Michael Haverkamp is an expert on perceived quality, sound design and multisensory harmonization within product development. From 1994 until his retirement in October 2018, he worked at Ford Werke GmbH Köln. Born 1958 in Gütersloh, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, he focussed on psychological and technical acoustics during his studies of electrical engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He has long-term experience in product development, acoustics engineering and multi-sensory design, and studies of cross-modal perception, the arts and music. He has had previous teaching assignments and been invited to lectures at various universities (e.g. the Köln International School of Design KISD). He has numerous publications and presentations on multisensory implications of sound: movement represented by sound, multisensory references of music, sound as element of multisensory design and branding, visualization of music and sound, contribution of touch sound on perception of surfaces, synaesthesia stimulated by sound.
We are happy to welcome Rainer Hirt as a member of the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.
Rainer Hirt studied communication design at the University of Applied Science, Konstanz (Master of Arts). He is Co-Founder of audity, a company specialised in functional sounds for brands and products and author and co-producer of the compendium “Audio Branding”. Rainer is supervising various research projects with several universities and has been, since 2008, juror of the international Red Dot Design Award. He is also a lecturer for Audible Design at the HTWG Konstanz.
We are very pleased to announce Fabian Frese as a member of the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.
Fabian Frese began his advertising career as a copywriter at BBDO in Düsseldorf in 2001. Three years later he joined Jung von Matt where he became ECD in 2010, working for clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Nintendo, eBay and Vodafone. During his time at Jung von Matt, it was recognized as Germany’s “Agency of the year” and “Independent agency of the year” at the Cannes Festival. In 2013, Fabian took a “Digital Sabbatical”, where he founded start-ups and toured as an intern through various digital companies, which made him much poorer but a lot smarter. In 2014, he joined Kolle Rebbe GmbH in Hamburg as Managing Director and Partner, being responsible for clients like Netflix and the global Lufthansa account. Fabian has won an impressive number of national and international awards. Although, this may be due to the fact that he usually sat in the jury himself, for example several times at the Cannes Lions.
We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Klaus Genuit to the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.
Klaus Genuit received his PhD in 1984. He developed a new, improved binaural measurement system for the advanced diagnosis and analysis of sound. He founded the company HEAD acoustics GmbH in 1986 which is today a leading contributor in areas of binaural signal processing, sound design and analysis, virtual reality, and telecommunication measurements. Klaus Genuit has published more than 300 scientific papers. He is a member of various associations, such as AES, JAES, JSAE, SAE, DEGA and ASA where he was elected as a fellow in 2004. He participates in several working groups dealing with the standardization of measurement regulations and psychoacoustic parameters. He has participated in different EU-supported research all of them focusing on improving sound quality of vehicle exterior noise. More than 15 years ago he started his investigations with respect to soundscape. Klaus Genuit is honorary professor at the RWTH Aachen University. He has established the HEAD-Genuit-Foundation at 2008.