Podcast: Sonic TALK130 - Eurovision Radiophonic and EMS

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

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51:56 mins
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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8 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
U-Franklin    Said...

Oops, I wasn't aware of the time change this week!

21-May-09 05:44 AM

www.soundclick.com/GuruOne    Said...

More on EMS: http://whatthefuturesoundedlike.com/

Plz note the Aussie influence there... not only the EMS, but the Fairlight too..... cough, cough.... :P


Rich (Aussie #1)

21-May-09 07:00 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Great show, you managed to keep it all pretty together despite the technical problems!

21-May-09 12:57 PM

Velocipede    Said...

Perhaps the Doctor Who theme by the Radiophonic Workshop in the early 1960s was the first popular piece of electronic music. I am not sure if it involved synthesis, but it certainly was dependent on the use of gear for its realization

23-May-09 04:10 AM

ghostdog    Said...

Cant believe you think about synthesizers as having to be musical?

I though all great synth heads would at least be interested in the past, Xenakis, Pierre Henry, Subotnik, etc etc etc

Noise to me is pop music

23-May-09 11:44 AM


And now for something completely different...


This is NO game :P


24-May-09 10:13 AM

GOD    Said...

GOD said ... ^^^^

24-May-09 10:14 AM

Mike Daul    Said...

Just for the record, we did get the original Dr Who in the states (I fondly recall watching it as a young lad on my local PBS station). I've also enjoyed an occasional episode of the new series via BBC america and netflix...

28-May-09 12:55 PM

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