Upcoming program hosted by the New Jersey Audio Society
"Edison’s Legacy: The symbiosis of art and technology"
Where: St. Philips the Apostle Church, Saddle Brook NJ
When: Sunday October 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM.
Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.
On October 21st, Eric Wyrick, concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra, will record ‘Prélude 'le Deluge‘ by Saint-Saens on an original
Edison Cylinder, the first commercial recording system, widely used between
1888-1915. Working with Jerry Fabris, museum curator of the Thomas Edison
National Historical Park, and Darryl Kubian, NJSO violinist, composer and
sound engineer, the program will explore the ever-evolving medium of
recorded sound, featuring technology from the late 19th century to the
present day. The recordings produced during this program will provide a
springboard for an interactive discussion between the artist, engineer and
While the unique sound of the Edison Cylinder is fascinating in its own
right, this program will also explore how it has influenced the art of
modern recording. Mr. Kubian will simultaneously record Mr. Wyrick on two
additional systems, each representing a pivotal phase in the history of
sound technology. This live comparison of electronic recording technology
to its mechanical predecessor will provide a unique opportunity to examine
the progress we have made, and remember some of what we have lost.