AES New York 2019
Off-Site Events H05
Thursday, October 17, 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm (Off-Site 1)
H05 - Limited Engagement Screening, Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Venue: Dolby Theater, 1350 Avenue of the Americas
(corner 6th Ave. & W 55th St.)
Enter on W. 55th St. @1350 W. 55th St.
Filmmaker Mark Moormann premiered this independently produced feature-length documentary at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, with its international premiere at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. It has screened at film festivals, theaters, and television screens around the world to widespread critical acclaim.
A long-time engineer and producer for Atlantic Records, Tom Dowd was responsible for some of the most important R&B, rock, and jazz records ever made. In his own words, Tom relates how he went from working on the Manhattan Project, while still high school age, to recording some of the greatest music ever made over the last half of the 20th Century.
In the course of the film we see interviews with Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Al Schmitt, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Joe Bonamassa, and many more of Tom’s musical collaborators.
After the film screening, we will be honored to have Tom’s daughter Dana Dowd share memories and answer questions.
Seating is limited and by advance ticket only.
NOTE: No food or drink (including water) is allowed in the Dolby Theater, so come hydrated and fed.
Doors will open shortly after 5, the program will start promptly at 5:30. Movie at 5:35pm, Q&A will follow at 7:05; event ends at 8:00 sharp.
Presented by the AES Historical Track in conjunction with Language of Music Films LLC and Dana Dowd