Saturday, June 1st - Edison Day 2013
EDISON DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:30am - 4:00pm
Wax Cylinder Recording Sessions
9:30 to 10:15 - John Ehlis Ensemble John Ehlis is a composer and band leader living in Montclair, New Jersey. His large group, the John Ehlis Ensemble, is a collaboration of musicians who weave a remarkable musical journey. And this is a group who really listen to one another. The ensemble includes: Thomas Heberer (trumpet), Mikko Innanen (sax), John Ehlis (mandolin), Scott E. Moore (guitar), Yasuno Katsuki (euphonium), Glen Fittin (percussion), and Benny Koonyevsky (percussion). For this occasion, Ehlis has composed a new work inspired by the inventors of this early form of sound recording.
11:00 to 11:45 - Sherita Sherita is an acoustic quartet exploring the sounds of Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Albania and the Middle East. Named for a pink, fossil fuel dinosaur whose portrait has adorned the corner of Atlantic and Classon Aves in Brooklyn since the 1970s, the group draws from traditional music of the past to create evocative original music of the present.
12:30 to 1:15 - Garden State Saxophone Quartet The Garden State Saxophone Quartet was founded in 2003 at Montclair State University. The four members are classically trained, however, they are well known for their classic rock arrangements. Branching out has given them distinctive performance opportunities, including performing in theaters in New York City.
2:00 to 2:45 - Scott Robinson and Julian Thayer Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson and his longtime colleague, bassist Dr. Julian Thayer, will present a selection of short improvised pieces in the spirit of their recent ScienSonic Laboratories release, "Nucleus". Some unusual sounds will be utilized, such as the theremin, which have probably never been heard on wax cylinder before.
3:30 to 4:15 - Oliver and Gene Lake Avant-garde musician Oliver Lake is co-founder of the acclaimed "Black Artist Group" and "World Saxophone Quartet." In 2006, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation honored Oliver Lake with the Melon Jazz Living Legacy Award. Joined by his son Gene Lake on drums, the duo will perform improvised pieces and original compositions.
The Marginalia of Thomas Edison
The Recording Industry: Then and Now
Birth of the Movies
Highlights from the Black Maria Film + Video Festival
Before Mad Men
Thomas Edison and Innovation Management
The Blacksmith Shop - New Exhibit
Friends and Partners
JUST FOR KIDS AT THE LABORATORY
Family Tour of the Laboratory
Hands on Inventing
While you are visiting, make sure to explore the main laboratory - Building 5 - and take a tour of the chemistry laboratory. Tickets are required for the chemisty laboratory tour.
If tickets are required for a Laboratory event, they may be obtained at the Visitor Center. All tickets are free.
Outdoors with the Edisons
The Power Behind the Heat
Edison and His Cars
Camping with Edison
Just for Kids at Glenmont
Junior Ranger Activity - Healthy Parks Healthy People
Where required, tickets are free and available at the Visitor Center in the Greenhouse.
Make sure to get a car pass at the Laboratory before going to Glenmont.
Did You Know?
Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again. Some of the first phonographs that Thomas made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18" tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages.