Date: Sunday, February 15, 2004
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Room 120
Volpe Center* (Formerly National Transportation Systems Center)
55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Featured Guest(s): David Kaye, Acoustical Consultant & Large Sound Reinforcement Systems Designer
Subject: How did a nice boy like you ever end up in Audio?
The February meeting will feature David Kaye, large reinforcement sound systems designer. Kaye's accomplishments include installations
for: Symphony Hall, the Orange Bowl, Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts (now Tweeter Center), an outdoor Papal Mass for an audience of 250,000,
and a classical music system for a parking garage. Kaye's career features: a Harvard MBA, fifteen years at Acentech [BBN Acoustics] and twenty years
as a freelance reinforcement sound systems designer. He will try to explain how, armed with two degrees from Harvard (a liberal arts bachelor's and
an MBA), he faced the world of CORPORATE WORK, flinched, and, instead, built on his extracurricular (WHRB) interests to become a consultant in acoustics,
designing sound reinforcement systems for places of public assembly. His brother, Richard L. Kaye of WCRB, was a big influence on his interest in audio.
Tunnels under Harvard, WGBH, a black box, Tanglewood, and Ogden Nash figured in the path to his career. At the meeting, Kaye promises to cover all we
can handle from his vast repertoire of acoustics and large scale sound systems designs.
Bring your questions.