ABC series The Recording Studio begins next week as everyday Australians record the one song that means more to them than any other.
Across 10 episodes audiences get to know each person and the reason behind their recording, guided by professional producers.
From opera to rap, and country to contemporary music, original compositions and classics, songs are recorded at Studio 227 where acts like the Foo Fighters, Paul Kelly, The Strokes, Silverchair and Missy Higgins have recorded.
The Recording Studio will also access The Eugene Goossens Hall, home of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Each contributor is mentored by a team of the music industry’s most acclaimed and talented producers. All experts in their genres, with a bucket load of Australian and International hits under their belts, the producers use their skilful hands to bring out the power and the story of each recording. Working with acclaimed recording engineer Anna Laverty, who’s worked with everyone from Florence and The Machine to Nick Cave, and respected Music Director and accomplished pianist, Scott Aplin, the team bring the recordings to life with the technical know-how only usually afforded to professionals. With such unique industry talents on hand to offer advice and industry know-how, each recording is a special and powerful lasting memory in song.
People of all ages and from all walks of life reveal their songs, their talents and most importantly, their stories. From the hardship of life in the Australian bush to celebrating the preservation of Indigenous language. We hear songs to walk down the aisle to, songs celebrating family and cultural diversity. Each song and story is unique and is performed as a gift to someone very special.
Voiced by music industry heavyweight Megan Washington, The Recording Studio celebrates the power of music to heal… inspire… and to transform!
Production details: Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation © 2018 FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Based on the format The Recording Studio. Created by Boundless, part of Fremantle, UK.
8pm Tuesday April 15 on ABC.