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Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. Twain is holding Tesla’s experimental vacuum lamp, which contains a loop of wire that is receiving electromagnetic energy from an off-camera Tesla coil. Tesla’s face is visible in the background.

Scene from The Current War: Director's Cut

 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


AES New York Broadcast and Online Delivery Track to Host “An Intimate Evening with Tesla and Twain” and “The Current War: Director's Cut” Special Offsite Events


New York, NY, October 14, 2019 — The Broadcast and Online Delivery Track at AES New York will be hosting two offsite events during the convention. “An Intimate Evening with Tesla and Twain” with two performances on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the penthouse of The Radio Waves Building (49 West 27th Street, NYC), and a special screening of The Current War: Director's Cut on Friday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at the Dolby Theater. Tickets are free, but limited, and available to registered Convention attendees at the AES New York Ticketed Events Desk at Registration in the Javits Center lobby.

“An Intimate Evening with Tesla and Twain” offers an opportunity to get to better know these two unique individuals and their roles in early technology and communications. The play is set in October 1900 when Twain moved into the Earlington Hotel, where Tesla once lived and now the Radio Waves Building. Twain, whose fascination with science and its applications led him to investigate and invest in new technologies, is spending an evening with Tesla at the Earlington as they discuss the latest inventions poised to revolutionize communications.
The performances feature P.J. Ochlan (Tesla), Robert Alvey (Twain) and Paul McLane (concierge) and are produced and directed by Sue Zizza.

Each performance begins with a presentation by the Tesla Science Center's educator Jeffrey Velez, who will showcase a few unique Tesla inventions while guests enjoy “Light Me Up” refreshments provided by the Tesla-themed Patent Pending Speakeasy, followed immediately by the one-hour performance. Patent Pending, located in the basement of the Radio Waves Building, will be open after each show.

On Friday at 6:00pm, the AES New York Broadcast and Online Delivery Track will be hosting a special screening of the upcoming film The Current War: Director's Cut, which further delves into the early developments and conflicts between Tesla (played by Nicholas Hoult), Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) as corporations battled to determine which technology would power the nation.

With celebrity inventor Edison on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman Westinghouse, who believes he and the upstart genius Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current, sparking one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history. The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with producers Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese.

Advance Registration prices and options are still available for the AES New York 2019 Pro Audio Convention, taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center. AES Members and students saving significantly on All Access badges, and free Exhibits-Plus registration is also available when using code “AES19NOW” at checkout.

Find out more about this and other AES New York Broadcast and Online Delivery Track events and register now at aesshow.com.


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Photo File: Tesla_Twain.JPG
Photo Caption: Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. Twain is holding Tesla’s experimental vacuum lamp, which contains a loop of wire that is receiving electromagnetic energy from an off-camera Tesla coil. Tesla’s face is visible in the background.

Photo File: The_Current_War.JPG
Photo Caption: Scene from The Current War: Director's Cut

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