Picking up some of threads from last week's show on the electronic music and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, tonight we'll get a taste of what happened with the Workshop when synthesizers became the next new thing. The bigger focus, however, will be on another path of electronic music: Japan. From Japanese musique concréte and the NHK Studio, we'll bounce around to Japanese folk, popular, and modern experimental music, all interpersed with offerings from the musical grab-bag.
Tune in to CIUT 89.5FM tonight at midnight (EST) to listen to it all. If you're outside the station's terrestrial range, you can stream the show live online, or listen to the podcast on the Playlists page starting sometime tomorrow.
Treats for the eyes and ears:
Ryoji Ikeda, Test Pattern #1101
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Categories: TheIM Radio Show
Posted by Laura
4/25/2012 1:16 PM |
I've been mulling over this show for awhile now. How can you hear this and not get hooked? So, in a probably futile attempt to sate this latest obsession, tonight I'll be exploring the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, John Baker), electronic music (musique concréte, elektronische musik), stock music, as well as rock band crossovers and hybrids. And this is only the tip of the iceberg for these topics...
Tune in to CIUT 89.5FM tonight at midnight (EST) to listen to an array of this music, along with the usual diverse sampling. If you're outside the station's terrestrial range, you can stream the show live online, or listen to the podcast on the Playlists page starting sometime tomorrow.
If you like what you hear, be sure to check out future episodes as there will definitely be more exploration in these areas to come.
In the meantime, here are some videos, documentaries, and other goodies about some of tonight's musicians:
BBC documentary Alchemists of Sound (2003) (pt1; look in YouTube sidebar for subsequent parts)
BBC Radio 3 radio documentary on Daphne Oram Wee Also Have Sound-Houses (2008)
The original theme music and title sequence for Dr. Who (1963). Listen to all the Dr. Who theme versions here.
Delia explains how to make sounds.
A good overview of the Worksop's history and individual composer biographies.
Play around in a virtual radiophonic workshop here.