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AES Historical Events to Feature Paul Lehrman’s Bad Boy

On Thursday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m. during the 117 AES Convention in San Francisco, Mix columnist/screenwriter Paul Lehrman will debut Bad Boy Made Good, the 72-minute documentary written by Lehrman and directed by Ron Frank.

In Bad Boy, Frank relates the story of American-born pianist/composer George Antheil’s meteoric rise, catastrophic fall and his attempt to create Ballet Mécanique, a piece that was, technologically, 75 years ahead of its time.

The West Coast premiere of the film will be hosted by Lehrman, as a highlight of the events coordinated by 117th AES Convention historical events chair Bill Wray.

Other panels at the convention include Bay Area Electronic Music Pioneers and Innovative Contributions to Music Synthesis, Audio Signal Processing and Electronic Music; Classic Microphones From the Golden Age of Radio; The Birth of Radio Broadcasting; Enigma and the “Ultra Secret”: Cracking WWII Ciphers and the Common Origins of Computers, Digital Audio, Internet Security and Digital Rights Management; and My Early Experiences Founding, Funding, Growing and Selling Audio Companies.

Also during the convention, technical tours chair Larry the O has coordinated a series of behind-the-scenes visits, including tours of KQED, Electronic Arts, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Fantasy Studios, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, Audium and Skywalker Sound.

For a complete schedule of the 117th AES Convention, visit