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Episode 25 – Series 7, Part II – The Two Doctors – The Two Doctors Discuss Dudley Simpson’s Spearhead from Space and the Ambassadors of Death

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be looking at the music of Dudley Simpson focusing on his music from Series 7 of Doctor Who. In this episode we will look at his work on Serial AAA – Story 51 – Spearhead from Space and Serial CCC – Story 53 – The Ambassadors of Death. This discussion was recorded on the 16th of May, 2011.

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ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. LOU: I am an Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I write about and teach classes on avant-garde and popular music of the post-war era, focusing on musics that bridge the categories of high and low culture in society through media technology. In other words, I write about pretty music made on complicated equipment used in television and radio. Most of my stuff tends to be about music in the UK, although I have also written about American science fiction. My most recent publication is a history of the BBC’s electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, for Oxford University Press. Before becoming chair of the music department in Reno, I taught classes about television music, film music, music and gender, and popular music, as well as the more standard classical music history courses. After getting my undergraduate degree in singing from the University of Iowa, I spent a few hazy years bartending in nightclubs, listening to lots of dance music, and traveling as much as possible to England. Eventually, I decided I needed a career and did a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a thesis on music in Doctor Who. After that I moved to Los Angeles and did a PhD at UCLA in musicology, studying with Susan McClary and Philip Brett, among other amazing scholars. At UCLA I wrote what would become the first half of my Radiophonic history as my dissertation.

I also, like Dr. Phil, am a performer of early music. But unlike him, for me it is purely a dilettante pursuit. I have sung early music since 1989, and at UCLA was the director of their early music ensemble, Musica Humana. Upon moving to Reno, I founded REM (Reno Early Music), Reno’s premiere early music group. Actually, we are Reno’s only early music group. But it’s fun. I also run the Reno Time Team, a local group making our way through all of classic Doctor Who. For more information on Louis Niebur, visit http://www.unr.edu/cla/music/pages/bios/niebur.htm, and for information on Reno Early Music, visit http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/boardman/music_REM.htm. For more information on Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, visit http://www.unr.edu/cla/music/publications/special_sound.htm.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. PHILL: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

On double bass, I perform with many ensembles including the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northshore Camerata, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In Early Music, I regularly perform on violas da gamba (treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol), period double bass/ violone and vielle with modern orchestras such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as with period instrument ensembles such as Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, the Callipygian Players, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Duo fantaisie en Echo, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Newberry Consort, the Oriana Singers, the Second City Musick, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, the Third Coast Viols and many others. In performance, I’ve appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. My Early Music Outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ was the recipient of the 2010 Early Music America Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. For more information, visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/About.html or http://www.phillipwserna.com/.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org or violsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found at http://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011


Episode 22 – Alistair Lock Unbound – Part II – Alistair Lock Interview Part II

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the second part in a series focusing on the work of Big Finish Doctor Who composer and sound designer Alistair Lock, recorded the 6th of December, 2010.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST: Alistair Lock demonstrated a talent for the audio medium at an early age, spending most of his childhood playing with tape recorders, as well as honing his keen interest in music and theatre. Having acquired a thorough education in radio production, Alistair went on to greater things, working as producer, sound designer and actor for Audio Visuals, which came out with a number of independent Doctor Who stories after the television series went off the air. At the same time, Alistair also developed an interest in Blake’s 7, working with Alan Stevens to produce the behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Travis: the Final Act’ and two spinoff radio plays set in the Blake’s 7 universe, ‘The Mark of Kane’ and ‘The Logic of Empire.’

More recently, Alistair has done tireless music, acting and production work for BBV’s Doctor Who spinoff audio plays, notably ‘The Island of Lost Souls’ and ‘Zygons: Absolution,’ as well as their videos, including ‘The Airzone Solution,’ ‘More than a Messiah’ and the ‘Autons’ series. He also did post-production work on the well-received UNIT video story, ‘Downtime.’ He has supplied theme music for a number of science-fiction conventions, including his famous remix of Madonna’s ‘Open Your Heart’ with the Doctor Who theme for Panopticon, and produced a number of plays on his own. Alistair is probably best known, however, for his work on Mgic Bullet Productions’ Kaldor City audios as well as Big Finish Productions’ series of officially-licensed Doctor Who audio plays, which more than one reviewer has described as ‘cinematic.’

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION:

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Gary Russell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Russell

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011


Episode 21 – Alistair Lock Unbound – Part I – Alistair Lock Interview Part I

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the first part in a series focusing on the work of Big Finish Doctor Who composer and sound designer Alistair Lock, recorded the 6th of December, 2010.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST: Alistair Lock is a well-respected audio professional best known for his work on the all-new Blake’s 7 audio adventures and the Big Finish Productions’ series of officially-licensed Doctor Who audio plays, which more than one reviewer described as ‘cinematic.’ His association with Blake’s 7 dates back to when he was the director/sound designer on Magic Bullet’s controversial Kaldor City series, an ultra-violent tale of power, sex and intrigue inspired by Blake’s 7. He is now perhaps best known as the voice of the synthetic intelligence known only as Zen.

Prior to this, he worked on a number of independent Doctor Who stories produced during the television series’ hiatus. Credits include BBV’s Doctor Who spin-off audio plays, notably “Republica” and “Prosperity Island”, along with direct-to-video releases, including “The Airzone Solution”, “More than a Messiah” and the “Auton” trilogy series. He also did post-production sound effects on the popular UNIT video story “Downtime”, supplying radio jingle music, computer voices and ruining his throat doing yetis., Alistair is also an accomplished composer and has provided scores for Sapphire & Steel, Doctor Who and Bennie Summerfield audio adventures. Other music credits include the infamous remix of Madonna’s Open Your Heart.

Alistair Lock demonstrated a talent for the audio medium at an early age, spending a lot of his childhood playing with tape recorders, as well as honing his keen interest in music and theatre. Having acquired a thorough education in radio production, Alistair went on to greater things, working as producer, sound designer and actor for Audio Visuals, which came out with a number of independent Doctor Who stories after the television series went off the air. At the same time, Alistair also developed an interest in Blake’s 7, working with Alan Stevens to produce the behind-the-scenes documentary “Travis: the Final Act” and two spinoff radio plays set in the Blake’s 7 universe, “The Mark of Kane” and “The Logic of Empire.”

Alistair is a very capable actor and an excellent director as well as a genius at sound design and music. He has come a long way from the days when post-production was a difficult and cumbersome task involving yards of reel-to-reel or cassette tape to the present world of sophisticated computers and digital formats. His professionalism and level-headedness in the studio are well-known, as is his sterling reputation which he has built up through quiet competence alone.

BONUS MUSIC

Many thanks to Alistair Lock who has generously allowed us to include one of his cues from his score to the Big Finish Doctor Who Unbound story Auld Mortality.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Alastair Lock – http://www.b7media.com/?page_id=737

Music from the Blake’s 7 Audios – http://www.b7media.com/?page_id=419&category=29&product_id=19

Music from the Blake’s 7 Audios – Amazon (US) – http://www.amazon.com/Blakes-Rebellion-Music-Audio-Adventures/dp/B003TIXI86/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298031821&sr=301-1
Music from the Blake’s 7 Audios – Amazon (UK) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=alistair+lock
Music from the Blake’s 7 Audios – iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blakes-7-breaking-orbit-music/id378741858?i=378741862&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Big Finish Releases – http://www.bigfinish.com/

Big Finish Releases – Music from the New Adventures, Vol.1 (Music from Phantasmagoria, The Fearmonger, The Marian Conspiracy, and The Spectre of Lanyon Moor)
Big Finish Releases – Music from the New Adventures, Vol.2 (Music from Last of the Titans, The Shadow of the Scourge and The Fires of Vulcan) – http://www.bigfinish.com/2-Doctor-Who-Music-from-the-New-Audio-Adventures-Vol-2
Big Finish Releases – Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures (Also includes composers David Darlington & Russell Stone – Music from Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval) – http://www.bigfinish.com/5-Doctor-Who-The-Fifth-Doctor-Audio-Adventures
Big Finish Releases – Music from the Sixth Doctor Audio Adventures (Also includes composers Jim Mortimore & Jane Elphinstone – Music from Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval) – http://www.bigfinish.com/6-Doctor-Who-The-Sixth-Doctor-Audio-Adventures
Big Finish Releases – Music from the Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures (Also includes composers Nicholas Briggs, Russell Stone & William Allen – Music from Storm Warning, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice, and Minuet in Hell, plus the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Theme)

Magic Bullet Productions – Kaldor City – http://www.kaldorcity.com/

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
To follow us on Twitter, visit http://www.twitter.com/ATSMPodcast
To friend us on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/AdventuresinTimeSpaceandMusic
To friend us on Google+, visit http://plus.google.com/106877584462894407680
Support the show by donating or by visiting http://zazzle.com/ATSMPodcast

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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found at http://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011


Adventures in Time, Space and Music is a Proud Member of the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance - http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/. Adventures in Time, Space and Music is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended. The Official Doctor Who Site can be found at http://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho. Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

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