David Woolworth, a local expert on all things acoustic, has announced the “Workshop on Sound.” Woolworth is an acoustician who has in the past worked with the New Orleans City Council in its research for a sound ordinance and has published many works including many New Orleans-specific studies relating to noise as it relates to policy. As New Orleanians are well aware, sound and acoustics permeate every inch of the city and, as such, the workshop will provide a place for folks to learn about sound issues affecting much more than live music.
Made possible by an initiative from the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics and Noise of the Acoustical Society of America, the Workshop on Sound will provide information on the current work being performed on sound issues in New Orleans, human perception of sound and the soundscape method. Members of the community, business operators, musicians, sound enthusiasts and members of city government are invited to the workshop where sound and the perception of sound will be examined in the context of quality of life, culture and economy, with opportunity for discussions.
Taking place Tuesday, December 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Esplanade Room of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, the Workshop on Sound will be followed by a sound walk in the afternoon from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. across the French Quarter to listen to and evaluate the soundscape, leaving from the lobby of the Royal Orleans Hotel.