2010 Chicago TARDIS Special – Part II – The Music of the Spheres

This is part II of coverage from the Chicago TARDIS having taken place November 26-28, 2010 at the Westin Lombard Hotel at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL



Featuring Nick Seidler, Phillip W. Serna & David Warnock


Doctor Who (Ron Grainer/ Delia Derbyshire – New Opening Theme, 1967) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969)
Chromophone Band (Delia Derbyshire – The Macra Terror) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969)
Kroton Theme (Brian Hodgson – The Krotons) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969)
The Delian Mode (Delia Derbyshire – Inferno) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
The Prison (Malcolm Clarke – The Sea Devils) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
Doctor Who (Brian Hodgson/ Paddy Kingsland – Delaware Version, 1972) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
The Master’s Theme (Dudley Simpson – The Mind of Evil) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
The Leisure Hive (Peter Howell – The Leisure Hive) – Doctor Who – The Music & Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 3: The Leisure Hive
Doctor Who (Peter Howell – New Theme, 1980) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
Meglos (Peter Howell – Meglos) – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle
Martha’s Theme (Murray Gold – Smith and Jones) – Doctor Who – Original Television Soundtrack – Series 3
The Master Vainglorious (Murray Gold – Utopia) – Doctor Who – Original Television Soundtrack – Series 3

ERRATA – Many thanks to BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer and archivist Mark Ayres for pointing out factual errors in this panel:

Rights to the Doctor Who theme – Ron Grainer assigned his publishing to a small company called Erle Music, which was administered, and later purchased, by Warner/ Chappell Music, who continues to administer publishing on Grainer’s behalf.

Commision of Incidental Music in 1960s UK television – The BBC were (and possibly still are) by far the biggest commissioner of new music in the UK. All but one of the 8 stories making up the first series of Doctor Who have original, commissioned music.


Osiris (Nicholas Seidler & Robert Warnock) Music from the Chicago TARDIS 2010

DISCLAIMER: The audio quality varies in the last 10 min. during the brief question & answer portion of the panel.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS: NICK SEIDLER – Nick Seidler regular job is as a staff member at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Engineering university in the state of Wisconsin. In Doctor Who circles he is the founder of the Earthbound TimeLords Doctor Who academic website and also a staff member of the Chicago TARDIS convention. With Rob Warnock, and John Curtis, he has helped write the Doctor Who theme and inspired music for the past Chicago TARDIS conventions, and in currently involved in the music group UNIT (which takes its name from a Doctor Who reference).

ABOUT THE PANELISTS: DAVID WARNOCK – I started out as a music major in college for the first two years until I changed majors ( I started out playing French Horn). I originally started writing scores for DW fanvids back in the mid-80’s with the Federation. A lot of the people who were involved in the group now work as staff for Chicago TARDIS. Later on I started contributing music to various projects for BTR, who are a group from Australia who produce audio dramas, and some video projects also. I also composed the score for “Unknown” which was an independent film shot in the Chicago area. I’m currently working on “Thriller Theater” which is another independent film involving a number of people who worked on “Unknown”.


EARTHBOUND TIMELORDS – http://homepages.bw.edu/~jcurtis/?UNIT/discography.html



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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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