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 Wall (1979 UK first press 26-track double LP with picture labels, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which does not list the band members inside, with matching round-cornered card lyric inners, which do not include the brick with the band members credited inside, denoting a first press. The sleeve is Very Good with some gentle cosmetic wear to a few of the paper's edges & splits to the inners, whilst the vinyl is clean & grades VG+/EX- with just a few minor hairlines & spindle marks not affectingplay SHDW411)
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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)
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- Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 12:57)on April 13, 2021 at 4:55 am
PINK FLOYD Obscured By Clouds (1977 UK second issue of the 1972 10-track vinyl LP with 'EMI Records Ltd' & 'Harvest Heritage' label credits, textured picture sleeve with rounded corners. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless SHSP4020)
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PINK FLOYD Meddle (1978 UK second issue of the 1971 6-track LP with 'EMI Records' label perimeter text & EMI logo, featuring the epic classic Echoes, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play SHVL795)