This Saturday sees the opening of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A Museum, right near us here in West London.
The first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, a band whose history is obviously synonymous with Abbey Road Studios as home to so many of their ground breaking album recordings, the exhibition is an audio-visual journey through the band’s incredible history from the 1960s to the present day.
As testament to the band’s ongoing legacy here at Abbey Road, Sennheiser chose to create a unique AMBEO 3D Audio Technology soundtrack exclusively for the event here in Studio Two, creating an immersive multi-speaker sound experience which allows the audience to hear more details of the song and actually walk around inside the music of Pink Floyd.
Abbey Road senior sound engineer Simon Rhodes who worked with Simon Franglen to remix the band’s last ever live performance for the installation said,
"Abbey Road was very proud to play its part in Pink Floyd's exhibition Their Mortal Remains. The final room at the V&A offers a stunning presentation of the Live 8 Comfortably Numb in surround sound which we faithfully recreated and mixed in the live area of Studio Two."
Abbey Road assistant engineer Stefano Civetta was also present for this unique recording session, and the actual TG mixing desk used to record the band’s seminal album Dark Side Of The Moon at the studios will also be on display throughout the exhibition.
Watch a video interview at the studios with Simon Rhodes and Simon Franglen as well as the official trailer for the exhibition below.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens on 13 May 2017 for 20 weeks. Tickets are available here.