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The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby desmond » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:15 pm

http://www.theradiophonicworkshop.com/

Looks to be interesting..! :)
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:21 pm

Matthew Herberts is running it? Didn't I have to tell him off earlier for slaughtering a pig or something? WHITHER MORRISSEY???
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby desmond » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Did you forget to take your pills, tonight, feline..?
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:14 pm

No srsly! There was an article all about in SoS!
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby vinyl_junkie » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Excuse my the following childish comments but I couldn't help my self, but....

Booorrriiinnnggggg! Bring back the mad scientist, endless huge rooms full of science'lab type' equipment and more I say.. virtual my ass lol Of course the BBC don't mind... it's virtual, don't cost them a thing :headbang:

On a more serious note.. seems like a good idea
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby hollowsun » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:15 pm

But it won't be THE Radiophonic Workshop will it?

And it looks like it's just going be some kind of forum (or something), NOT some place where mad, creative boffins make innovative electronica.

And Delia won't be there ... sadly.
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby BJG145 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:09 am

In 1958 the BBC radiophonic workshop was established. it's aim was to create new sounds, music and sound effects for BBC programmes. it quickly became the most important electronic music studio in the UK, creating innovative, ground breaking work in often very mainstream and visible ways. it's most famous creation is probably the doctor who theme music


An illiterate holding page signed by the pig butcher. I'm not impressed so far.
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby desmond » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:20 pm

BJG145 wrote:An illiterate holding page signed by the pig butcher. I'm not impressed so far.

Wow. Harsh, much..?
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby BJG145 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Probably. That SOS article irritated me though, being a bit of a swinophile. And he does need to learn how to use caps. ;)
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby The Korff » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:26 am

For the record, he didn't actually kill the pig - he just recorded it.

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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 am

Korff wrote:For the record, he didn't actually kill the pig - he just recorded it.


It was the fact that he recorded it "for the record" that was the problem!! :)
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby BJG145 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:49 am

I’ll give you an example. This track is called ‘January’, and this is the point at which the pig is going off to the abbatoir. It’s the only time on the whole record that we hear the pig on its own. It’s like a solo, or what have you. So I’m thinking about what I’m trying to say about this. The first thing I did was to put a low-pass filter on it, so it’s muffled, and...

...I feel like I have some kind of abstract responsibility to the pig to not manipulate it to the point at which it becomes unrecognisable...

...People are drinking, chatting and producing hideous squealing noises from a device that appears to consist of test tubes filled with pig’s blood.


A deeply disturbed individual.
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:04 am

"It was certainly murder... but was it ART??" etc etc
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:58 am

He's promoting his pig-murder opus in the latest "M" (PRS) magazine too.
It raises all sorts of complicated philosophical and moral questions, and you consider whether it's appropriate to use these noises, and how we should react as performers and audience

Or more importantly, how would *Morrissey* react?
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby J_Naylor4 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:57 am

I think Morrissey and Matthew Herbert should collaborate.... an interesting dynamic!
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 pm

Clearly, Matthew Herberts should remix "Meat is Murder". Using real meat. Murdered.

But yeah - he really is a sub-species. /sighs/
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:48 pm

Thanks. I've been a big fan of John Baker and Delia Derbyshire for years now. I've got the reel mount from a Ferrograph 3 with 'D. Oram' written underneith (the part that slots into the machine). It's a shame it's not Delia's, it might've been worth a few bob!

I was quite shocked recently to hear such a simularity between Delia Derbyshire's composition style and a group called Les Structures Sonores. To say she was influenced by them is an understatment! It's pretty amazing how close she got to their sound, even though they were using glass and metal instruments (e.g. Crystal Organ). But the general style, it has to be said, was really theirs.

I think why the BBC Radiophonic Worshop still sound fresh is because they weren't synthesized sounds (at first), but real sounds that were put through oscillators, repitched, reversed and filtered. That still sounds great today!
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby Neil C » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:19 pm

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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:54 pm

I've got stuff by Les Structures Sonares at home that sounds more like Delia in compositional style, but you can hear the influence of their acoustic instruments on Delia's electronic timbres in this video I found:



B1) Invention A 2 Voix En Ré Mineur (JS Bach) arr. Jacques Lasry 1:29
B2) Menuet - (JS Bach) arr. Jacques Lasry 1:43
B3) Toccata Toccarde (Jacques Lasry) 1:50

Clarinet -- Teddy Lasry
Directed By, Performer -- Jacques Lasry
Performer -- Bernard Baschet, Yvonne Lasry
Performer, Technician, Instruments -- François Baschet
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby ken long » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:27 pm

Sorry, can someone help me understand why something which is supposed to have an online presence only has just aken order of a £30000 Neve 5088? :? :roll: :headbang: :boring:
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Re: The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Postby feline1 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:41 am

They need to store the pigs' blood *somewhere*, ken.... :headbang:
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