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 Obscured By Clouds (2016 UK/EU 10-track remastered stereo edition of their seventh studio album with music from the French film La Vallée by Barbet Schroeder, originally released in June 1972. Pressed on 180g Heavyweight Vinyl, the picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork with replica rounded corners and pink sleeve sticker. Factory sealed from new with its hype sticker intact)
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PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Rare 1978 Japanese Pro-Use Series edition of the classic 1973 10-track LP, manufactured by Toshiba. Comes housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve which has the series logo printed in the top left corner& includes the fold-out Japanese insert & 12-page discography booklet. The packaging is Excellent with some faint shelf wear & the vinyl is Near Mint with few signs of play EMLF-97002)
- Pink Floyd - Tour '75 - US - vinyl LP - Promo - £395.00, $493.75, €442.40 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jan-2021 09:19)on January 15, 2021 at 11:25 pm
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PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon (Sealed 2003 UK 30th Anniversary Edition of the 1972 10-track LP pressed on Heavyweight Virgin Vinyl with specially remastered tracks, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork with stickers & posters, plus a a new exclusive 30th anniversary poster. This copy remains factory sealed from new, therefore the packaging & the vinyl discs are Mint)
- Pink Floyd - The Wall - 2nd - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 07-Jan-2021 09:55)on January 15, 2021 at 11:25 pm
PINK FLOYD The Wall (1979 UK second issue 26-track double LP with picture labels, complete with round cornered lyric inners, gatefold picture sleeve with the band member names listed inside. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remainsin near mint condition & looks barely played SHDW411)