Podcast: Sonic TALK130 - Eurovision Radiophonic and EMS

Plus granular synthesis with Curtis Roads and more      21/05/09

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SONIC TALK 130 - LIVE.
Recorded live a little earlier than usual this week, 130 brings another visit from Dave Robinson editor of the esteemed Pro Sound News Europe, and a man who knows a thing or two about the Eurovision Song Contest production. Rich Hilton from Chic and who works with Nile Rodgers in the studio and finally, Dave Spiers - co-founder of GForce Software and general synth expert. Dave Robinson tells us all about the Eurovision's massive production and the enormous redundancy they put in place, then it's the recent BBC Radiophonic Workshop gig at the Roundhouse in London, after which we suffer a network outage which sees me scrambling around for multiple re-boot - don't worry , we made it back on air, but minus Dave Robinson unfortunately. We then discuss the excellent documentary/interview with Peter Zinovieff of EMS, followed by a bit of a mixed bag from Sony and there new X-Series Walkman announced just at the time when they also post enormous losses. We finish up with Curtis Roads and his digital granular synthesis and what this pre 1970's work means to the modern musician. Show Sponsors
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