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Alchemists of Sound Radiophonic Workshop

Synopsis
The programme discusses Delia Derbyshire and the other members of the team, who shaped the future of sound with their use of electronic manipulation. The documentary includes interviews with composers from the Workshop, as well as musicians and writers who have been inspired by the output. The archive footage of the Workshop and its machinery is accompanied by excerpts of television programmes that featured these sounds, including BLAKE’S SEVEN, THE BODY IN QUESTION and QUATERMASS.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2003
Notes
Broadcast on BBC4 on 19/10/03

A 10-minute extract is available for online viewing at http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/the-alchemists-of-sound-video_7c3c49f0a.html
Subjects
Media studies; Music; FE
Keywords
electronic music; radiophonic workshop; music technology

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
BUFVC members only
Duration/Size
60 minutes

Distributor

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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