Charles Herrold and the first radio station
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.
Long before Elvis Presley and Johnny Rotten began exasperating parents and driving fans into hysterics, American-born pianist/composer George Antheil performed concerts that drove European audiences to fistfights and riots. In Bad Boy , Frank relates the story of Antheil’s meteoric rise, catastrophic fall and his attempt to create “Ballet Mécanique,” a piece which was technologically 75 years ahead of its time.
The West Coast premiere of this exciting new 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 an extraordinary 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, which hits San Francisco October 28 – 31, visit www.aes.org.