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 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1988 UK Fame issue of the classic 1967 11-track stereo LP, housed in a glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has the start of a seam split along the top edge and a little light edgewear; there is a small red'P' Permastat sticker on the label to show the anti static solution was applied; whilst the vinyl looks barely played FA3065)
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PINK FLOYD The Wall (Late 70s early 80s UK third issue 27-track double vinyl LP, barcoded gatefold picture sleeve with matching lyric inners. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear but comes with the individual lyric inners, while both vinyl discs appears in barely played SHDW411)
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PINK FLOYD A Nice Pair (1973 UK first issue 18-track double LP repackaging of 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' & 'A Saucerful Of Secrets', with 'Gramophone Co' perimeter label texts & EMI logos, including the original artwork inner sleeves & housed in the withdrawn first issue 'W.R. Phang Dental Surgeon' gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & the vinyl remains near 'as new' with little sign of play SHDW403)
- Pink Floyd - Animals - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Sep-2020 12:49)on September 24, 2020 at 2:19 am
PINK FLOYD Animals (1977 UK first press 5-track vinyl LP, complete with round cornered card lyric inner with 'SHVL 815 (I)' print, wide spined front edge sealed gatefold picture sleeve with 'Made and printed in Great Britain 7701 TM Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd' text inside. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear with just a little light corner scuffing & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play SHVL815)
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PINK FLOYD Ummagumma (1977 UK third issue of the 1969 9-track double LP with 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text & EMI logo on the labels, front laminated gatefold 'Gigi' picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a little light shelwear with a little edge/corner scuffing and the vinyl discs are Excellent with few signs of play SHDW1/2)