Meeting Topic: "Les Paul - Chasing Sound!"
Moderator Name: David v.R. Bowles
Speaker Name: John Paulson (director, co-producer); James Arntz (writer, co-producer)
Other business or activities at the meeting: Annual holiday film showing and party; announcement of next presentation (27 January 2010)
Meeting Location: Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA, USA
Discussion of "Les Paul - Chasing Sound!" (MP3 Audio - 86.9 MB - Length: 37:59)
A 90-minute performance documentary on the life and accomplishments of the legendary Les Paul. A true inventor, Paul was father of the solid-body electric guitar, inventor of overdubbing and multi-track recording, king of the '50s pop charts, and architect of rock 'n' roll. In addition Les Paul's connection with the AES dates back to its inception. This film was produced in High Definition by John Paulson Productions, LLC, Icon Television Music, and WNET/Thirteen American Masters.
After the film, the panelists were interviewed on artistic and technical details of how this project came into being, after which a limited number of questions were taken from the audience. This was recorded for possible use as a podcast for AES members.