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A New Radiophonic Workshop!

The Radiophonics Workshop, a sound effects unit at the BBC, is legendary. And it’s back! Need I say more? Well, okay, I will. The Workshop, created in 1958 to compliment programmes with new, experimental sounds, ended in 1998, but is being brought back online with seven new musicians and composers. Creative Director, Matthew Herbert said:…

Notes From The Past

Academic and Composer Steve Kilpatrick has re-opened the old score sheets of the Philip Hinchcliffe era of Doctor Who and traced their avant-garde, experimental leanings right to the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. Kilpatrick, an obsessive childhood fan, subconsciously absorbed the sterling work done by such composers as Delia Derbyshire, Tristram Cary, Humphrey Searle, Malcolm…

Doctor Whorld Music

Regular readers will know how much we like the quirky Doctor Who stuff, not to mention variations on the theme tune – so what better than a world music trio performing the legendary theme tune? This appeared on Australian music quiz show Spicks and Specks (think Never Mind the Buzzcocks) this week, and features a…

Oooo-Weee- Oooo On Six Strings

Guitar amp-makers of Electro-Harmonix have achieved the incredible: they’ve managed to produce an authentic-sounding replication of the original Delia Derbyshire Who theme using their amps! If you sidle on over this way, you can read all about it and even watch a YouTube demonstration!  According to geek-living blog Walyou, “[Electro-Harmonix] did not use keyboards, samplers…

Matt Smith with Orbital

Doctor Who fans getting baked at Glastonbury (in the heat!) last night got a special treat when Matt Smith joined legendary grandmasters of electronic music Orbital on stage to perform the Doctor Who theme. Matt Smith rallied the crowd in front of The Other Stage before joining the brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll to close…

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