The History Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Pioneers of Sound is a short documentary that looks at the history and influence of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was originally created in 1958, to create sound effects and music for radio. It was closed in March 1998, because other alternatives had become available.

Since then, several of the original members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop have regrouped as an electronic music group, Radiophonic Workshop.

Tangerine Dream Lives; Band Plans To Continue After Death Of Founder Edgar Froese

tangerine-dream-froese-franke-baumannSeminal German synth group Tangerine Dream will live on, after the death of founder Edgar Froese, say the surviving band members.

The group will also be working again with Peter Baumann, who was part of Tangerine Dream from 1971-77, as part of the much-loved Baumann, Franke & Froese period.

The group made the announcement in the Tangerine Dream newsletter: Continue reading

The Legacy Of Tod Dockstader, On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

tod-dockstaderThe legacy of Tod Dockstader is the subject of this episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Dockstader died recently, at the age of 82, leaving behind a body of work that he described as ‘organized sound’.

In this podcast, host Darwin Grosse talks with Justin Brierley, who spent a lot of time with Tod Dockstader before his death.

Justin Brierley had been interacting with Dockstader and his daughter Tina for some time, starting with his interest during a stint at school. He subsequently was able to work with Tod’s computer (containing much unreleased material), but perhaps more importantly he was able to spend time with Tod before his death, talking about music and more. Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Is Dead; Long Live Tangerine Dream

tangerine-dream-froese-franke-baumannEdgar Froese – the creative soul of the influential electronic group Tangerine Dream for the last 48 years – died in January.

Now Froese’s son, Jerome Froese – who was part of the group for more than 15 years – has announced that Tangerine Dream is dead, too.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Jerome Froese makes clear that his father was the soul of Tangerine Dream, and that the group should not carry on without him: Continue reading