Practical aspects of agent of change from live music venues - Technical meeting AAS Victoria Division
Presenter: Jon Perring - Music Victoria / The Tote / Bar One
The use of sound masking systems as a measure for artificially elevating the background noise levels in accommodation next to music venues is emerging as a way to reduce the intrusiveness of music noise.
Further, City of Yarra has published a publication called “Guidelines – managing nose impacts in urban development Oct 2019”, which expressly provides commentary and quantitative guidance on incorporating controlled noise masking as part of the design.
The AAS Victoria division committee has invited Jon Perring to speak on behalf of the live music noise industry regarding the practical side of the above from a music venue perspective. Following the presentation, we are hoping to seek a view from the AAS members as to whether sound masking should be adopted, and whether there is any evidence basis behind the quantitative numbers that have been put forward to date.
Jon Perring is part owner of The Tote and Bar Open, and is a member of The Live Music Roundtable, vice president of Music Victoria, form member of The Live Music Taskforce (2004), a musician and residential neighbour to a Live Music Venue. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Honours and majored in sound from RMIT University. He has authored several submissions to parliament and co-authored the Music Victoria music industry submission to the Environmental Regulations on noise.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registered members prior to the meeting.