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 (Late 80s UK issue of the 1972 10-track LP on the black & silver EMI Harvest label, composed for the French film, La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder, this was the third soundtrack from the iconic psych band, barcodedsquare cornered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with just a cosmetic marks to indicate play SHSP4020)
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PINK FLOYD A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987 UK 11-track LP, the first release from the band after the departure of Roger Waters, complete with illustrated lyric inner, lightly textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwearand the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play EMD1003)
- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon - Japanese - vinyl LP - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jan-2021 10:12)on January 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm
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 - A Saucerful Of Secrets - EX - Japanese - vinyl LP - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jan-2021 10:14)on January 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm
PINK FLOYD A Saucerful Of Secrets (1969 Japanese 7-track stereo LP pressed on regular black vinyl by Toshiba with black & silver Odeon labels, housed in the first issue Hipgnosis designed sleeve with unique 1969 'New Rock Series' print bottom right & English lyric insert enclosed. The sleeve is Excellent with a thin 3" hairline split in the top edge & some foxing to the insert, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with just a few spindle marks around the centre holes to show play OP-8743)
- Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair - 2nd - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jan-2021 10:35)on January 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm
PINK FLOYD A Nice Pair (1973 UK 18-track double LP on the EMI box Harvest label with 'Gramophone Co' perimeter print, repackaging the albums Piper At The Gates Of Dawn & A Saucerful Of Secrets. Comes housed in the second edition gatefold sleeve with album artwork inners with shaped corners. The sleeve shows some faint shelf wear & the vinyl discs are Excellent with a few hairline marks not affecting play SHDW403)