Continuing to plunder the junk of World War II.
In this episode...
Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna and the new studio at Italian Radio;
Tristram Cary, Peter Zinovieff and Robert Moog talk about finding cheap electronics by the warehouse-full and fashioning it into new-fangled sound devices;
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Dr Who and other highjinks;
Interviews with Brian Hodgson and Mark Ayres;
The iconic Delia Derbyshire;
Her collaboration with Brian Hodgson and Peter Zinovieff, Unit Delta Plus;
The virtuosity of John Baker;
And as a prelude to Episode 4, we look at rock ’n’ roll effects: tape delay, tape loops and feedback.
Written and presented by James Gardner, produced by Tim Dodd and James Gardner.
Scroll down for handy links and a bibliography.
Grateful thanks for help in the production of this episode go to:
Jeremy Ansell; Mark Ayres, archivist of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop; Mark Brend; David Butler and the Delia Derbyshire Archive at the University of Manchester, for the excerpt from the Unit Delta Plus music for Macbeth;
Claire Harris, (producer of the documentary What The Future Sounded Like) and Porthmeor Productions, for Tristram Cary interview material; Penny Lomax of the ABC programme The Music Show, for further Tristram Cary interview material; Ian Helliwell; Brian Hodgson, for the interview and for providing us with his copy of the out-of-print Wavemaker LP; National Public Radio (USA), for the interview with Bob Moog; Morton Subotnick;
- Demonstration video from the RAI Studio of Musical Phonology Studio in Milan (in Italian)
- The RAI Studio, now at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Castello Sforzesco, Milan
- Raymond Scott
- Delia Derbyshire
- A Delia Derbyshire wiki
- Daphne Oram
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop Picture Gallery
- Tristram Cary interviewed on ABC radio’s The Music Show
- Tristram Cary’s equipment at The Powerhouse museum in Sydney
- John Baker at Trunk Records
- Tristram Cary at Trunk Records
- Fred Judd
- Another interview with Brian Hodgson
Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Oxford University Press 2010
The Sound Of Tomorrow