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Tag: Peter Howell

Carry On Synthpop: How Drum ‘N’ Bass Is Made…

To celebrate 60 years of THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP in Autumn 2017, members of the pioneering collective held a panel discussion at The British Library prior to an impressive concert at the venue. Peter Howell (who was at the BBC between 1974–1997) mentioned how an old schools film he had made demonstrating the Fairlight CMI to children had been re-edited by a prankster into a YouTube video entitled ‘How Drum 'N' Bass Is Made’. Continue Reading ›

The Rest Is Noise – 19 eighties: the rhythm of a decade

BBC CO_1980s_Mark Allan 4The Southbank Centre’s year long ‘The Rest Is Noise’ festival concluded its musical journey through the 20th century with a special event entitled ‘19 eighties: the rhythm of a decade’ which saw classical meet synthpop. Broadcast live by BBC Radio3, the evening was hosted by journalist, cultural commentator and ZTT strategist Paul Morley in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra. It was billed as “a one-off documentary soundtrack to the decade you either love, or love to hate”. Continue Reading ›