Film: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Presented by Four Corners Arts Center
March 27, 2013
The Four Corners Arts Center is pleased to present the film Tom Dowd & The Language of Music (2003) at the Meeting House on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 at 7:30 pm. This event is FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC. Tom Dowd & the Language Of Music profiles the extraordinary life and legendary work of music producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd. Historical footage, vintage photographs and interviews with a who's who list of musical giants from the worlds of jazz, soul and classic rock shine a spotlight on the brilliance of Tom Dowd, whose creative spirit and passion for innovative technology helped shape the course of modern music. A long-time engineer and producer for Atlantic Record, Tom Dowd was responsible for some of the most important R&B, rock, and jazz records ever made. In his own words, Tom Dowd 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 film, Tom introduces the audience to many of his closest friends, who happen to be some of the most talented recording artists and executives the music industry has ever known. Interviews with these recording industry icons tell the story of this humble genius, and recount the recording sessions and technical achievements that altered the course of contemporary music forever.