Dec 8 - Elisha Gray: Oberlin Inventor and Electric Music Pioneer

Tuesday, December 8, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (Free, advance registration required)


Join us online for a free illustrated program about Elisha Gray, presented by Roderic Knight, Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Oberlin College. Gray was an Ohio native, attended Oberlin College in the 1860s, left and became a successful inventor/entrepreneur, and returned as Professor of Dynamic Electricity from 1880 to 1900. While Knight will present an introduction to Gray's life and many accomplishments, the main focus of the evening will be on Gray's invention of the world's first electric musical instrument and similar projects. The program will include a live demonstration of a reproduction of Gray's musical telegraph, as well as time for questions.


Advance registration is required for participation in this free 30 minute program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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