Wax Cylinder Recording

JUNE 7, 2014

Wax Cylinder Phonograph Recording Demonstrations

Stop by Laboratory Building 11 to watch and listen as these New Jersey artists make sound recordings using a 1908 spring-motor Edison wax cylinder phonograph in the same way it was done over a century ago. The method of capturing sound is non-electric. Like the artists who recorded for Edison at the turn of the 20th century, they will play in front of a large horn that will serve as the microphone.

11:00 am - Larry Fast/Synergy, synthesizer
Larry Fast is best known for his series of pioneering electronic music albums recorded under the project name SYNERGY. He is also known for his work with Peter Gabriel; playing synthesizer on records and on tour, and rounding out the production team on many of Peter's albums for nearly a decade. Larry also worked with groundbreaking digital synthesis projects at AT&T Bell Laboratories, holds several patents and is an active historian with focus on the history of electronic technology.

12:00 noon - Bob DeVos, jazz guitar
With horn like, blues-drenched lines and a warm, fat sound, acclaimed guitarist Bob DeVos has an enthusiastic following for his signature mix of groove and sophistication. Bob has vast experience in the recording studio, having appeared on over 100 records and CDs with a who's who of jazz greats; his own CDs are consistently in the top ten on the radio airplay charts.

1:00 pm - Jenny and the Felines, rock trio
Jenny & The Felines are a power pop trio fronted by Jenny Cat, a veteran songwriter and performer of the NJ/NYC music scene. The band is still celebrating their much anticipated debut album, "Don't Look Back" by rocking out for a variety of charity events and music festivals. With catchy melodies, thunderous drums, and aggressive-female driven guitar and bass - Jenny & The Felines will melt hearts and faces alike.

2:00 pm - Demolition String Band, American roots music
With a shared passion for country, rock 'n roll, bluegrass and mountain music Elena Skye (Chicago, Ill.) and Boo Reiners (Charlotte, N.C.) lead the NYC/NJ based Americana group The Demolition String Band. Featuring Elena and Boo's powerful songwriting and Boo's incendiary string work the band has been thrilling audiences with the passionate delivery of their homegrown sound.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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