In the sound sculpture The Edison Effect by American sound artist Paul DeMarinis, old gramophone records, wax cylinders and holograms are scanned with lasers to produce faint music. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), best known as the inventor of the light bulb, was perceived as a charlatan in the scientific community. His discovery of sound recording and invention of the phonograph significantly affected our sense of time. With the phonograph Edison created a mechanical model not for hearing, but for remembering.
Paul DeMarinis on (t)his work: