International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


2 July 2020United Kingdom

Acoustics, Music and Hearing

An inaugural lecture on a collaborative project with the Royal Academy of Music on acoustics and hearing.

Professor Stephen Dance has spent the past 14 years collaborating with leading music organisations on acoustic solutions. Initially with the Royal Academy of Music when the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 were introduced. This was followed in 2009 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Henry Wood Hall. More recently the Royal Opera House and St Paul’s Cathedral have been supportive. The research focused on providing education, raising awareness, and producing designs which would allow these extraordinarily talented and dedicated professionals to continue to performance to the very highest standards.

The lecture will combine architectural acoustics, audiology, product design, material science, education, noise control, and functional art. This was necessary as there is no golden bullet to solve the issue of, “music, is it noise?”

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Location: Zoom, UK

Organisation Responsible: London South Bank University

Contact: Linda Canty, at


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