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Tag: The Radiophonic Workshop (page 1 of 2)

CHRIS CARTER Chemistry Lessons Volume One

Best known as a founding member of THROBBING GRISTLE, Chris Carter releases his first solo album in 17 years. Together with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, THROBBING GRISTLE enthralled and irritated audiences. Over a generous helping of 25 tracks, ‘Chemistry Lessons Volume One’ captures Carter’s enthusiasm for the limitless possibilities of science, with more than a nod towards the work of THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP. Continue Reading ›

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 ›

TEC’s 2017 End Of Year Review

The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists. Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs. Continue Reading ›

THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Live at The British Library

To celebrate 60 years of THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, the pioneering collective held a pair of events within the plush confines of The British Library. The first comprised of a panel discussion chaired by Louise Gray of The Wire, while the second was a surround sound concert with striking visuals directed by Obsrvtry. Despite THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP members now pushing 70 years of age or more, they possessed more vigour than many acts half their age. Continue Reading ›

THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Burials In Several Earths

THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP was the legendary group of musicians / engineers that were set up in a BBC department 'Room 13' to provide music and sonic effects for the Corporation’s radio and television programmes. The reunited collective’s manifesto for 'Burials In Several Earths' was to was to “...see what happened if we allowed people to react together with their machines in a very unplanned and spontaneous way” Continue Reading ›

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