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Saturday Dec 15th Electronic Music’s First Half Century

In Concert 2pm

  • The Electric Golem, with Trevor Pinch on Moog synthesizers and James Spitznagel on iPad Apps, with special guest artist Eric Ross on theremin, guitar, and keyboards.

Exhibits 11am-3pm

  • Exhibits of Moog Synthesizers, McIntosh Laboratory audio systems from 1950s to the McAire, Infinite slope speakers by Richard Modafferi, and 60 years of recorded sound starting with a wax cylinder c. 1900.  Plus the player piano that brought the Link family to Binghamton. Bring your favorite CD on listen to on a McIntosh Laboratory - Modafferi audio system.

Tech Talks Noon-1:30pm

  • Tech talks on Audio filters made simple by Richard Modafferi, of RIMO filter and McIntosh MR 78 tuner fame; Moog history by Roger Luther, long-time friend and employee of Robert Moog; and Why Robert Moog was a successful innovation by Trevor Pinch, History of Science Professor, Cornell University, and author of Analog Days:The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (2006)

Sunday Dec 16th That Old Time Rock & Roll (s)

In Concert 2pm

  • On the Schaff Brothers piano that brought the Link family to Binghamton, Maestro John Covelli plays duets with player piano pumped by Richard Modafferi and others. Lance G. Hill introduces the instruments.

Exhibits 11am-3pm

  • Exhibits of Moog Synthesizers, McIntosh Laboratory audio systems from 1950s to the McAire, Infinite slope speakers by Richard Modafferi, and 60 years of recorded sound starting with a wax cylinder c. 1900.  Plus the player piano that brought the Link family to Binghamton. Bring your favorite CD on listen to on a McIntosh Laboratory - Modafferi audio system.

Tech Talks Noon-1:30pm

  • Tech Talks on player pianos (Harvey Roehl, 1980s vintage video), pipe organs (Wilbur Dodge), and McIntosh Laboratory audio systems (Ron Evans, engineer).

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Earlier Event: November 24
Celebrating 50 Years of IBM