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 - 1st (B) - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2020 09:50)on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am
PINK FLOYD Obscured By Clouds (1972 UK first issue 10-track stereo vinyl LP on the Harvest label with 'The Gramophone' perimeter text and with A2/B2 matrices, their seventh studio album which is based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée. The textured picture sleeve has bevelled corners and shows just a little shelfwear along the opening edge while the vinyl remains in EX condition with only light signs of play SHSP4020)
- Pink Floyd - Have A Cigar - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 12:12)on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am
PINK FLOYD Have A Cigar (1975 Japanese wide centred orange label 7" single, also featuring Welcome To The Machine, housed in a CBS/Sony die-cut sleeve complete with a unique picture insert featuring song lyrics & a 'Y500' price point. The thininsert shows just light signs of handling with a previous tiny little cut at the top edge which has been reinforced on the reverse and is subsequently barely noticeable, appearing as a faint hairline from the fornt persepctive, other than a little very mild foxing to the off-white back panel and one or two tiny surface scuffs it is otherwise excellent, with no writing present. The vinyl appears near 'as new' in barely played condiiton - nice example, great play copy, and great song! SOPB-347)
- Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 10:52)on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am
PINK FLOYD Delicate Sound Of Thunder (1988 UK 14-track double LP, recorded live over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August that year, gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated credit inners. The sleeve shows somecosmetic shelf wear with edge scuffing and the vinyl is very good with light hairlines and paper scuffs which have little or no impact on play EQ5009)
- Pink Floyd - Ummagumma - 3rd - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2020 14:51)on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am
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. This sleeve has a small area of paper loss to opening on the reverse, whilst the vinyl discs are Excellent with few signs of play SHDW1/2)
- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - German - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2020 09:00)on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here (Scarce 1975 German 5-track LP, housed in the classic Hipgnosis designed picture sleeve with straight edged EMI Electrola lyric inner with 'printed in Germany' at the bottom & postcard insert. Note: the back cover does not have a symbol printed before the '1C062-96918' catalogue number. The cover [VG+] shows a little bit of mild age wear scuffing & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with barely any play 1C062-96918)