Scott Freiman (pronounced “Fry Man”), the creator of Deconstructing the Beatles, is a composer, musician, and software entrepreneur.

He is probably the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall and been a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2009, Scott created Deconstructing the Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four. Each Deconstructing the Beatles lecture is the result of countless hours of intensive research and deep analysis of Beatles’ outtakes and related recordings. Scott takes his listeners on a journey into the studio with the Beatles, giving new insight into their recordings.

Scott has presented his lectures to sold-out audiences at theaters nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities, and corporations (such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook).  In the Fall of 2012, he taught a semester course called “The Beatles In the Studio” at Yale University.  Scott’s insights into the music of the Beatles can be found in the book All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release published in October 2013 by Black Dog and Leventhal.  He also writes about music and “deconstructs” songs and bands for Culture Sonar (www.culturesonar.com).Scott is featured in seven Deconstructing the Beatles films currently showing in theaters and available on DVD and streaming. They include films on the Birth of the Beatles, the 1963 Beatles, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, and the White Album. Scott’s songwriting course, Deconstructing the Beatles’ Chords and Progressions, is also available on DVD and streaming. Two films deconstructing Abbey Road will be released in 2019.

He is also the co-founder and CEO of Qwire Inc., a technology company that provides collaborative tools for everyone who works with music to picture.  Qwire’s software is used to streamline music tracking and rights management for many television series and films.

Scott composed music for more than ten films, as well as the Emmy-award winning eleven-part BBC/Discovery series Life.  He also acted as sound editor and mixer on many films, including the first 3D made-for-television film, David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters, and the award-winning films Encounter Point and Budrus.  In September of 2005, Scott’s sold out Carnegie Hall concert of original music featured a 17-piece orchestra and a children’s choir.

Scott holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Music from Yale University and a Masters of Music Composition from New York University.  He is married to Allison Fine, an award-winning writer and speaker.  They have three children, Maxwell (22), Zachary (20), and Jackson (17).  Scott divides his time between Sleepy Hollow, New York, just outside New York City, and Marina Del Rey, CA.

To learn more about Scott and Deconstructing the Beatles, go to www.deconstructingthebeatles.com.

 

Testimonials

“In conjunction with his outstanding public presentation on the White Album, it was a great pleasure to have Scott Freiman give a presentation on “Strawberry Fields Forever” for my seminar “Sketch Studies Today,” which included music majors and graduate students. The materials and ideas he presented became important resources for the rest of the semester.” – Joseph Auner, Chair and Professor of Music, Tufts University

“I found your presentation seamless, compelling, and perhaps most importantly — because we’re talking about the Beatles, after all, who could be merciless about pretension — never ponderous or pedantic. And your ability to integrate the visuals and the music made this prose writer jealous as hell. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation.” – Jonathan Gould, Author of Can’t Buy Me Love

“Scott Freiman’s presentation was pure MAGIC. Just ask those lucky enough to attend one of our TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS! Can’t wait to have him back for another walk through Strawberry Fields!!” Steve Apkon, Founder, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

“Our audiences love Scott Freiman’s presentations. It’s not just an event for fans of The Beatles. It’s an event for anyone who loves music and the treasure trove of stories hidden within each song. The best part is how much fun Scott makes it to go deep into the Fab Four’s creative process” – Christopher Meyers, PhD, Director – Kegley Institute of Ethics 

“For anyone who loves the Beatles, Scott is an amazing resource. His lectures are completely entertaining and well-constructed. You’ll come away with a richer appreciation for every element of the craft: songwriting, musicianship and production. Scott takes you deep inside the amazingly creative process. Even for songs you’ve enjoyed countless times, you’ll hear — and learn — something new.” Al Cattabiani , Owner , 1409 Entertainment and Garagista Music

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