Deconstructing The Dark Side of the Moon

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  • Thursday, Aug 1

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Deconstructing The Dark Side of the Moon

Live Presentation

Scott Freiman has been entertaining audiences at the Jacob Burns with his Deconstructing the Beatles presentations for nearly fifteen years. This August, Freiman brings his first non-Beatles deconstruction to the Burns for the world premiere of Deconstructing The Dark Side of the Moon.

It has been fifty years since Pink Floyd released their masterpiece, Dark Side of the Moon, a concept album that explores themes of life, death, and insanity. The album features nine tracks that seamlessly flow into each other, creating a cohesive and immersive listening experience. Musically, the album pushed the boundaries of rock music, incorporating elements of jazz, classical, and experimental music. The use of innovative studio techniques, such as the incorporation of spoken word samples and sound effects, further added to the album’s sonic depth and complexity. The album’s seamless transitions between tracks and use of recurring musical themes created a cohesive and immersive listening experience that has solidified its place as one of the most iconic and influential albums in the history of music.

In Deconstructing The Dark Side of the Moon, Freiman tells the story of Dark Side – from its development on the road, to the recording sessions at EMI Studios, to the release and subsequent tour. As in all Freiman’s presentations, you can expect a fun mix of storytelling with rare audio, video, and photos.

Runtime is approximate

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer series.

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