AN EVENING WITH SPECIAL GUEST
DR. PANTELIS VASSILAKIS
“What is really wrong with data compressed audio?”
TUESDAY SEPT 27th 6:30p.m.
(Actual program begins at 7p.m.)
@ SHURE S.N. THEATER
5800 W. TOUHY AVE, NILES IL 60714
Aside from being voted one of the 50 most beautiful Chicagoans by Chicago Magazine, What hasn’t Dr. Vassilakis done? Let’s see: He grew up in the cradle of civilization in Athens, Greece; played volleyball for his country’s national team; released an LP as a member of an eighties rock/pop band in the vein of Roxy Music; studied electrical engineering before switching to music composition; worked as a photographer for a major publisher; traveled all over Europe as a professional model; appeared once in the Italian Vogue; composed original scores and conducted music for a ballet company in England, during which time he received an award from Princess Diana; dabbled in sound design for theatre productions; moved to the United States and earned a Ph.D. from UCLA; got married on the beach in Malibu, California; found a perfect job—chairman of the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department at the School of Media Arts at Columbia College.EARS is extremely privileged and honored to invite Dr. Pantelis Vassilakis to meet with us in the beautiful S.N. Shure Theater at Shure HQ. The program abstract and discussion will be thus:
Here is Dr. V’s official bio: (Click here to see his official website)
Pantelis N. Vassilakis earned a Post Doctoral Certificate in Auditory Science (2003) from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Ph.D (2001) and M.A. (1997) degrees in Ethnomusicology, specializing in music cognition, acoustics, and aesthetics, also from UCLA, and a B.A. degree in Music Composition and Technology (1993) from Kingston University, Surrey, England. He has also completed course studies in Electrical Engineering at the National Polytechnic of Athens, Greece. Dr. Vassilakis has composed for the English National Ballet and the London Chinese Orchestra, has sound designed for BBC Radio 3 and the London Greek Radio, is routinely hired to digitally restore and master commercial recordings, and has extensive experience as a live and studio musician, sound engineer, and producer.
Since 1997, he has been presenting at US national and international conferences, often as an invited speaker, publishing several abstracts, articles, and book chapters and serving as reviewer for publications that include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Journal of Comparative Physiology, the Computer Music Journal, and Oxford University Press. His work has been cited by over sixty research studies and his recently published signal analysis and processing tool is being utilized in research labs around the world.
Pantelis is currently the Chairman of the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department, Columbia College Chicago