Scott Eddlemon, a native of Oak Ridge, is a musician interested in science and the science behind musical instruments. He has worked at his father's company, Pulcir Inc. of Oak Ridge. The company sells X-ray analyzers, radiation detectors, dosimeters, and diagnostic products
Scott is principal percussionist with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra (ORSO) and the past president of the board of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
In 2008 he launched the unique, highly original, fascinating concert series called Isotone. (Isotone is both a scientific and musical term.) The series is aimed at students and adults fascinated by both music and science. In fact, the second concert of the 2009-2010 was repeated for a group of students. The Eddlemons and their colleagues performed an Isotone Concert in New York City in November 2011 and will perform one in Cookeville, Tennessee.
The enlightening and sometimes humorous series premieres a new composition commissioned for each concert in tribute to a famous physicist, such as Marie Curie, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Lise Meitner, and Georges Lemaître. Andrei Sakharov was honored at the Isotone Concert on January 13, 2013.
Scott and his wife Susan Eddlemon, who usually both perform during each concert, are both graduates of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Sue is an accomplished violinist, former concertmaster of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, and the first woman to earn a Ph.D. degree in violin at Juilliard.
The Isotone concerts also feature museum equipment as well as an occasional singer. The museum equipment has included the hair-raising van de Graaff generator and radiation-detecting Geiger counters.