Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music is an eight-part documentary series exploring the art of sound recording and music production, charting a century's worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of recorded music. The final project of Sir George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles, the series chronicles the influence and evolution of recorded music on the 20th century, and its lasting impact on how we create and relate to music. The series combines rare archival footage from celebrated recording studios (often used as an instrument) and features an extensive, wide-ranging soundtrack illuminating the stories of many artists, producers, and audio engineering innovators.

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    director Jeff Dupre Maro Chermayeff
    publisher Public Broadcasting Service
    theme documentary