Watch the trailer for George Martin's final TV documentary project

George Martin's final project was an eight-part television series: Soundbreaking - Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music. Co-produced with his son Giles, it's scheduled to air on US channel PBS in November.

The first two episodes are being screened throughout this week at the SXSW festival, just days after George's passing.

Featuring over 160 interviews with artists and producers, Soundbreaking looks at the innovation and experimentation that has been evident throughout the history of recorded music. The series covers everything from the multi-tracking techniques employed by Martin during his time with The Beatles in the '60s, to the dawning of the synthesizer and the pioneers of sampling.

There is no official word yet as to whether there will be a UK airing, but we hope there will be at some point. For more more information check out the Soundbreaking - Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music website.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.