THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
invites you to attend the Labor, Literature and Landmarks Lecture Series
Our next Public Education Program features
the Labor Segment of the Series:
Legendary Broadway Sound Designer
His iconic sound design credits include the original productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chicago, A Chorus Line and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The series is curated in collaboration with
Beverly Miller, President,
United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
IN THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
LECTURE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M.
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
The Labor component of the 2015 Labor, Literature and Landmarks lecture series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creative trades in New York, focusing on the talented artists that deliver the heartbeat of theater, television and cinema.
Abe Jacob is considered to be one of Broadway's most influential sound designers. His iconic sound design credits include the original productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chicago, A Chorus Line and The Rocky Horror Show. He essentially established modern sound design on Broadway, and as a result of his impact on the field, and his generous mentorship to numerous sound designers, he has earned the affectionate nickname "The Godfather of Broadway Sound Design". Mr. Jacob will discuss his illustrious career and reflect on the many Broadway shows he has been involved in, as well as describe the evolution of sound design, and how he designs live theater shows.
Abe Jacob first started working with sound as a sound mixer for folk or rock stars including: Jimi Hendrix; Peter, Paul and Mary; The Mamas and the Papas; and designed the sound system for the Monterey Pop Festival. All of which led to his Broadway work and his groundbreaking sound design for Hair and a Chorus Line. The United States Institute for Theatre Technology has twice honored him for outstanding achievement. He is now the resident sound consultant for the David H. Koch Theatre and New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. His book, The Designs of Abe Jacob profiles his prolific and extraordinary career.
All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of The Designs of Abe Jacob.
Lecture begins at 6:30pm in The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City.
Reception to follow. Advance registration is suggested.
$15 General admission,
$10 General Society members,
and Senior Citizens, $5 Students
To register please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840 or
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council.
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
of the City of New York