It’s titled A History Of Music In Technology and explores “the world of legendary artists, producers, engineers and inventors.”
The series also take a close look at innovations that have changed the musical landscape, including the electric guitar, drum machines, samplers, synthesisers and the evolution of the recording studio.
Lecturer in music at The Open University, Dr Sean Williams – who is also one of the series’ academic consultant – says: “This series is hugely ambitious in that it covers such a wide range of different music and traces some fascinating connections between different technologies.
“You can discover the history of sampling: How experimental French radio is connected to hip-hop, why Steve Vai’s guitar has a hole cut in it, how a budget portable church organ changed popular music, and many, many more fascinating stories – many of them told directly by the people involved using new interviews or archive recordings.”
A History Of Music In Technology is broadcast on Saturday mornings at 11.06am and will run through June 22.
The Open University has also produced free resources and materials to go along with with the series, including an interview with Nick Mason. For further information, visit the programme’s website.
Last week, Mason attended a ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace to receive a CBE in recognition of his services to music.
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PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (1979 UK issue of the classic 1973 10-track vinyl LP with 'EMI Records' perimeter label text, housed in the iconic gatefold picture sleeve complete with two stickers & two posters. The sleeve has some light wear and light edge/spine wear, with a tiny residual sticker mark to back, the stickers and the posters remain unused and the vinyl shows only very light signs of play SHVL804)
- Pink Floyd - The Rob Verhorst Archives - Numbered & Signed By The Photographer + Poster - Dutch - book - £49.99, $60.99, €57.99 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2022 12:18)on June 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm
PINK FLOYD The Rob Verhorst Archives (2021 First Edition 200-page photo book printed on 170-gsm paper stock, deluxe hardback edition with spot varnished cover measuring 30cm x 22cm, individually numbered inside & signed by photographerRob Verhorst in a one-time limited edition of just 1000 copies. Complete with bonus fold-out poster of Pink Floyd live at Earls Court in 1980. For this book, Rob Verhorst made a selection of no less than three hundred iconic Pink Floyd photos,many of them previously unpublished. Together with memories and additional visual material from his archives they form an impressive collection and legacy. Recommended)
- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon - Greek - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2022 09:32)on June 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (1976 Greek issue of the classic 1973 10-track stereo LP with '2J064-05249' label number ['2J' denotes that this was from 1976], gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve [VG+] reveals some lightage wear scuffing & ring wear & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play 14C064-05249)
- Pink Floyd - The Final Cut - 1st - Stickered - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2022 16:51)on June 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm
PINK FLOYD The Final Cut (1983 UK first issue 12-track vinyl LP with picture labels & A-1U matrix for side one, custom title stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve displays some shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & minor creasing, while the vinyl remains EX-/EX condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its years SHPF1983)
- Pink Floyd - High Hopes - Clear + Poster - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £45.00, $54.90, €52.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 24-Jun-2022 07:21)on June 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm
PINK FLOYD High Hopes (Rare 1994 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Clear Vinyl, also including Keep Talking, glossy flipback style card picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse, wrapped in a large fold-out poster. The postersleeve displays some minor general wear, whilst the card sleeve has light wear and the vinyl looks barely played, overall an excellent example EM342)