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"SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, an upcoming eight-episode PBS series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. SOUNDBREAKING was the last project produced by legendary music producer Sir George Martin who passed away on March 8. 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. SOUNDBREAKING will broadcast on PBS stations weekdays from November 14-23, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET"

 

"Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording––and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives.

 

Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the Beatles’ groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, the series highlights the dynamic tension between the artificial and the natural––between the man-made and the god-given––and explores the way in which that tension has continuously redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. In the end, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way, and illuminates the sonic alchemy by which the music we listen to becomes a fundamental part of who we are."

 

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More info: Soundbreaking

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This looks absolutely terrific - definitely setting the DVR. Thanks!

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thanks for posting this. My local PBS station is carrying this and I'll also set the DVR.

 

I like the way they have organized the episodes. The last one is on listening.

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Looking good.

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I wonder if they'll dedicate an episode to the impact that high-end interconnects and cable risers have had on music playback ;)

 

Well, some extraordinary recording studios and engineers use "high-end" interconnects (I don't know if "cable risers") :)

 

Roch

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Just a reminder that SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC starts Monday. Episodes will air on weekdays Monday, November 14 through Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

 

thanks for the reminder. Will set the DVR now.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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The first episode is great!

Plus one.

 

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watching it now here
'We're sorry, but this video is not available in your region due to right restrictions.' :)

 

I have a PBS subscription so I'll see it anyway.

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'We're sorry, but this video is not available in your region due to right restrictions.'
I got the same message. Then I activated my VPN and watched this great episode as a "resident" of Seattle. :)

 

My PVR is now set to record the rest of the series.

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Then I activated my VPN and watched this great episode as a "resident" of Seattle. :) .
I didn't try VPN as I just wanted to quickly check this out but you are right - it usually works. Not always.
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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