Welcome Fabian Frese as a jury member of ISA2019

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.

Welcome Prof. Klaus Genuit as a jury member of ISA2019

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.

Welcome Prof. Emma Rodero as a jury member of ISA2019

We are happy to welcome Emma Rodero to the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.

Emma Rodero is a researcher and professor in the Department of Communication at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), PhD. in Communication, PhD. in Psychology, Master in Pathology of Voice and Master in Psychology of Cognition. She obtained a Marie Curie fellowship (European Union) to conduct research in US about cognitive processing of radio commercials. She is author of more than ten books and fifty scientific papers about radio. Rodero usually teaches Public Speaking and Sound Advertising at UPF. She has over a decade of experience in the radio industry. She is currently a voice-over artist and has received awards for some radio dramas.

Welcome Dr. Daniel Hug as a jury member of ISA2019

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Hug as another member of the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.

Since the late nineties, Daniel Hug is exploring sound and interaction design through artistic installations, design works and research. He is teaching sound studies and sound design in Interaction and Game Design and is a member of the executive team of the new MA Sound Design at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. Hug is also lecturer and researcher at the chair for music education at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland, with a focus on innovation and interactive technology in sound and music education. Hug is visiting lecturer for interaction and game sound at various Universities in Switzerland, Austria and Finland and holds a doctorate from the University of the Arts and Industrial Design Linz. As founder of the sound design and consulting company “Hear Me Interact!” and as member of the steering committee of “Audio Mostly – Conference on Interaction with Sound”, his aim is to further contribute to the investigation and creation of the “sounds of tomorrow”.

Welcome Anna Kind as a jury member of ISA2019

We are pleased to announce Anna Kind as another member of the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.

Anna Kind is the owner of Radja, founded in 2007. With a network of established composers and offbeat artists the agency collaborates with architects, designers, technology and marketing experts to develop sound concepts. Anna’s broad knowledge combined with a passion for spotting creative solutions has resulted in a steady flow of award-winning projects. In parallel with assignments in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, Anna also has a contract as a producer at one of Scandinavia’s premier opera houses. With her goal to create a broad knowledge of some of the music world’s finest talent has led her to not only working with leading brands such as Ikea, Sony, Absolut Vodka, H&M and Einride – but also with distinguished people in performing arts, all with the same assignment – to create musical experiences that are extraordinary.

Welcome Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen as a jury member of ISA2019

We have the pleasure to announce Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen as another member of the International Sound Awards 2019 jury.

Daniel Müllensiefen studied Systematic Musicology, Historic Musicology and Journalism at the universities of Hamburg (Germany) and Salamanca (Spain). He did his doctoral dissertation in Systematic Musicology on memory for melodies at the University of Hamburg. Since 2006 he has been working at Goldsmiths, University of London, now a Reader in Psychology and co-director of the Master’s course in Music Mind and Brain. In 2010 he was appointed as Scientist in Residence with the London-based advertising agency adam&eveDDB where he acted as a consultant and researcher, mainly on questions regarding the role of music in advertising and other commercial settings. In 2016 he received the prestigious Anneliese-Maier research prize from the Humboldt foundation and since then he is also affiliated with the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover.

Welcome Claudia Schwarz as a jury member of ISA2019

We are happy to welcome Claudia Schwarz to the International Sound Awards 2019 Jury.

Claudia Schwarz is a Strategic Tech Advisor & Project Manager for the Creative Industries with a focus on Music Tech, Film Tech, Future of Synch & Licensing, Blockchain & Smart Contract Applications, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Ethics in Technology, New Realities & Immersive Content, Digital Media & Education Technology, including Conference and Festival Curation and Management. Co-founder and Vice President of MusicTech Germany, co-founder of Music Unchained, a series of events focussed on New Technologies for the Music Industry and co-founder of the Creative Tech Agency WickedWork, all based in Berlin. Furthermore, she is a Music Supervisor for TV and Film, a licensing expert and currently working on a global innovation license for music tech start-ups and new media applications. Selected as a participant in the EU-funded Keychange program, founder of the international Magna Initiative, Claudia is furthermore dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusivity within the Creative Industries, particularly of Women in Music & Technology.

Welcome Karlheinz Brandenburg as a jury member of ISA2019

We have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg as a member of the International Sound Awards 2019 jury.

Prof. Dr. 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. Karlheinz Brandenburg holds about 100 patents. He is a professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany.

Welcome Katariina Kari as a jury member of ISA2019

We are very pleased to welcome Katariina Kari as a member of the International Sound Awards 2019 jury.

Katariina Kari (née Nyberg) is a research engineer at the Zalando Tech Hub in Helsinki. Katariina holds a Master in Science and Master in Music and its specialised in semantic web and guiding the art business to the digital age. At Zalando she is modelling the Fashion Knowledge Graph, a common vocabulary for fashion with which Zalando improves is customer experience. Katariina also consults art institutions to embrace the digital age in their business and see its opportunities.

Welcome Daniel Haver as a jury member of ISA2019

We have the pleasure to announce Daniel Haver as another member of the International Sound Awards 2019 jury.

Daniel Haver joined Native Instruments as Co-founder and CEO in 1997 after running a successful design business in Hamburg. As entrepreneur, innovator and visionary, he is the driving force behind all aspects of the business strategy from revenue growth and market penetration to product innovation, marketing and talent development. Daniel’s vision for Native Instruments has always been to transform music-making through the power and versatility of the computer and empower everyone to make music: from the casual hobbyist to the professional. Today, the company offers an unrivalled ecosystem of music hardware, software, and digital services and is the leading global player at the cutting edge of digital music creation.

Welcome Steve Mayall as a jury member of ISA2019

We are happy to welcome Steve Mayall as member of the International Sound Awards 2019 jury.

Steve Mayall is the co-founder and managing director of Music Ally, a music business knowledge and skills company. Music Ally launched in 2002 with a vision to help the global music business understand and work in partnership with new digital technologies and culture; and now focuses on providing the essential information and skills for the modern music industry.

Welcome Dr. Leah Barclay as a jury member of ISA2019

We are very pleased to present Dr. Leah Barclay as member of the ISA2019 jury.

Dr. Leah Barclay is an Australian sound artist and researcher working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She specialises in acoustic ecology and spatial audio for immersive installations and augmented reality. Her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited to wide acclaim internationally by organisations including Smithsonian Museum, UNESCO, Ear to the Earth, Al Gore’s Climate Reality and the IUCN. Her augmented reality sound installations have been presented around the world from Times Square in New York City to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Leah is the president of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology, the vice-president of the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology and serves on the board of a range of arts and environmental organisations.