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september, 2019

wed18sep7:00 pm9:00 pmMalibu Library Speaker Series: Scott Freiman7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Malibu LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:Malibu Speaker Series


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Malibu Library

23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Event Details

The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Deconstructing Abbey Road with Beatles expert Scott Freiman at Malibu City Hall on Wednesday, September 18, at 7 pm.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.”  George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite.

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created.

In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio. This is Freiman’s return to the Speaker Series; he presented Deconstructing the Beatles to a sold-out audience in 2017.

Scott Freiman is a composer, musician, and software entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Qwire, which creates collaborative cloud-based software that addresses significant problems with music licensing and royalty payments for film and television. He created Deconstructing The Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four. Freiman has presented his lectures to sold out audiences throughout North America at theaters, museums, and corporations and taught a 13-part course at Yale University entitled “The Beatles in The Studio.” He is featured in nine Deconstructing the Beatles films currently showing in theatres and available on DVD and streaming. Freiman will donate half of his speaking fee to Armory of Harmony for Woolsey Fire victims.

This event will take place at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu. RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.