New York, NY (November 18, 2008)–On Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., the AES New York Section will host a special presentation by Recording The Beatles authors Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew at the Ed Sullivan Theater at Broadway and 53rd Street in New York City.
Combing through their 500-page landmark book, Ryan and Kehew will provide attendees with extensively researched details into the techniques and technology used by the engineers, producers and artists responsible for one of the most compelling musical legacies of all time. Their presentation will include rare photos of the studios and equipment from Abbey Road in the 1960s.
AES NY Section Chairman Joel Spector and Chairman Emeritus Noah Simon report that the event is co-produced and will be moderated by Malcolm Addey, an accomplished recording engineer who started at Abbey Road and was EMI’s most prolific hit-making engineer at the time the Beatles arrived.
“The historical nature of this program is underscored by the fact that the Beatles made their American television debut from the very stage where Ryan and Kehew will be delivering their presentation,” reads a statement from Spector and Simon. “This will be a very special night, and will also serve as the culmination of the AES 60th anniversary year. We are indebted to Committee member David Bialik and to CBS Television for making the Ed Sullivan Theater available for this event.”
AES members and professional audio students may RSVP for the Recording The Beatles event by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited. The event is partially funded by contributions from Sennheiser, API, Dale Pro Audio, Tekserve and Solid State Logic, and co-sponsored by the AES Boston Section, which is hosting a similar presentation on December 2.
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