We are very excited to share with you that SOUNDBREAKING: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, the last project from the late Sir George Martin, will have a presence at NAMM this year! Recently listed among the top 5 shows in The Hollywood Reporter’s “The Best TV of 2016,” SOUNDBREAKING illuminates the magic behind recording great music in a completely unprecedented fashion. In the 50th anniversary year of the recording of what many consider to be the greatest album of all time — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — NAMM is thrilled to present excerpts from SOUNDBREAKING featuring Sir George Martin and the real stories behind some of The Beatles’ most seminal work as part of the show’s TEC Tracks sessions.
The series will panel on Saturday, January 21st from 12:00PM-12:50PM on Level 2 in room 203 A-B in the Anaheim Convention Center. Peter Asher is confirmed for the Q&A with additional talent and moderator to come.
The series explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world and was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Documentary Award for Best Limited Documentary Series. As Sir George Martin’s final project, the series combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack, to deliver one of the most wide-ranging series on the art of music recording literally ever. The doc includes never-before-seen footage of everyone from Paul McCartney and Tom Petty to Christina Aguilera and Questlove – over 150 interviews and performances in total.
Charting a century's worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, SOUNDBREAKING offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the invention of the microphone to the Moog synthesizer, from the phonograph to digital streaming, SOUNDBREAKING moves between past and present to tell the stories behind the sounds, and reveals how innovation redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be.