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 - Wish You Were Here + UK p/s - French - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jul-2020 13:16)on July 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here (1975 French 5-track LP with 'Pathe Marconi' perimeter label text, housed in the UK printed picture sleeve with 'SHVL814' catalogue number. Despite some foxing to the illustrated lyric inner, the sleeve remains in Excellent condition with minor age wear & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play 2C068-96918)
- Pink Floyd - Shine On - Complete - EX - UK - cd album box set - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2020 14:45)on July 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm
PINK FLOYD Shine On (Long out of print and deleted 1992 UK limited edition box set, comprising eight specially packaged CD albums & a ten track bonus disc, featuring the A and B sides of the band's early singles from Arnold Layne to Point Me At The Sky, a 112 page hardback book with full lyrics and photos & eight colour postcards, all housed in a large 12" x 14" high quality textured picture box. The box shows just a little general wear and is graded Excellent, the cases inside have minimal wear and the bonus disc actually remains sealed, a really nice example)
- Pink Floyd - Not Now John - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2020 14:43)on July 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm
PINK FLOYD Not Now John (1983 UK Harvest label 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including The Hero's Return [Parts I & II], glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has minimal wear whilst the vinyl is in excellent condition with minimal signs of play HAR5224)
- Pink Floyd - The Wall - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 15:38)on July 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm
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 card lyric inners. The cover [VG] shows some light storage wear with a crease along the bottom edge, a little discolouration and a few indentations to the card; one of the inners shows a little foxing. The vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with a few light paper hairlines not affecting play SHDW411)
- Pink Floyd - The Wall - Dutch - 2-CD album set - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2020 09:08)on July 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm
PINK FLOYD The Wall (1994 Dutch 26-track digitally remastered double CD issue of their 1979 eleventh studio album from the English progressive rock legends including the singles Another Brick in the Wall [Part 2], Run Like Hell and Comfortably Numb. Both disc sit inside the thick-double jewel case with front & back picture inlays [manufactured in the UK] plus the lyric booklet CDEMD1071)