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Episode 37 – Series 6, Part I – Brian Hodgson, Anton Bruckner and the Mind Robber

In this episode we’ll be looking at the music of two very different composers – Radiophonic workshop composer Brian Hodgson and 19th-century Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. Here we will examine this combination regarding Doctor Who Serial UU – Story 45 – The Mind Robber, a 5-part story which originally aired between the 14th of September and the 12th of October 1968 on BBC One.

NOTE: This episode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO PODCAST on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 – http://hooonwho.libsyn.com/episode-43-enhanced-the-mind-robber

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

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.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Restoration Team – The Mind Robber – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/mind_robber.htm
BBC Doctor Who – The Mind Robber – http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/mindrobber/
The Mind Robber – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mind_Robber

Processes Mentioned – VidFIRE – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VidFIRE

Composers Mentioned – Anton Bruckner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Bruckner
Composers Mentioned – Brian Hodgson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Hodgson

Purchase the Doctor Who – Mind Robber – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009PVZG4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_re5cpb0HBGS59 (US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0006PTYOM/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ve5cpb1V2EJRK (UK)

Brian Hodgson’s Musical Contributions to The Mind Robber can be found on Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_1:_The_Early_Years_1963%E2%80%931969

Purchase Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1 – The Early Years (1963-1969) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JOPHQ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_0H0cpb1TEZ5NF (US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0009JOPHQ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_zI0cpb17BWCJ5 (UK)

Deutsche Gramophon Recording of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony – Catologue Number LPM 18113

Films Mentioned – The Legend of Hell House – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Hell_House
Films Mentioned – The Shining – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

Programmes Mentioned – Doctor Who – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who
Programmes Mentioned – The Tomorrow People – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tomorrow_People
Programmes Mentioned – Timeslip – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeslip

Serials Mentioned – Enemy of the World – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enemy_of_the_World
Serials Mentioned – Mark of the Rani – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_of_the_Rani
Serials Mentioned – The Robots of Death – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Robots_of_Death
Serials Mentioned – The Sea Devils – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_Devils
Serials Mentioned – Terror of the Vervoids – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_the_Vervoids
Serials Mentioned – Tomb of the Cybermen – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tomb_of_the_Cybermen
Serials Mentioned – Web of Fear – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_of_Fear

Locations Mentioned – Camden Town – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camden_Town
Locations Mentioned – Electronic Music Studios – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Music_Studios
Locations Mentioned – Chalk Farm Road Roundhouse Theatre – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roundhouse

Historical Figures Mentioned – Ludwig II of Bavaria – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria

People Mentioned – Colin Baker – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Baker
People Mentioned – Tom Baker – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baker
People Mentioned – Frazer Hines – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazer_Hines
People Mentioned – Steven King – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King
People Mentioned – Stanley Kubrick – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Kubrick
People Mentioned – Peter Ling – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ling
People Mentioned – David Maloney – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Maloney
People Mentioned – Wendy Padbury – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Padbury
People Mentioned – Christopher Robbie – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Robbie
People Mentioned – Derrick Sherwin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Sherwin
People Mentioned – Patrick Torughton – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Troughton
People Mentioned – John Nathan-Turner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nathan-Turner
People Mentioned – Hamish Wilson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamish_Wilson
People Mentioned – Jonathan Wood – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wood_(English_actor)

Recordings Mentioned – Carnival of Light – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Light
Recordings Mentioned – An Electric Storm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Electric_Storm

Ensembles Mentioned – BBC Radiophonic Workshop – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop
Ensembles Mentioned – The Beatles – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles
Ensembles Mentioned – Electrophon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire#Electrophon
Ensembles Mentioned – Kaleidophon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire#Kaleidophon
Ensembles Mentioned – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewandhaus_Orchestra
Ensembles Mentioned – Staatskapelle of Dresden – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staatskapelle_Dresden
Ensembles Mentioned – Unit Delta Plus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire#Unit_Delta_Plus
Ensembles Mentioned – White Noise – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Noise_(band)

Composers Mentioned – Mark Ayres – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ayres
Composers Mentioned – Béla Bartók – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Bart%C3%B3k
Composers Mentioned – Ludwig van Beethoven – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven
Composers Mentioned – Johannes Brahms – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Brahms
Composers Mentioned – Desmond Briscoe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Briscoe
Composers Mentioned – Malcolm Clarke – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Clarke
Composers Mentioned – Delia Derbyshire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire
Composers Mentioned – Jonathan Gibbs – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Gibbs_(composer)
Composers Mentioned – Edvard Grieg – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Grieg
Composers Mentioned – George Frideric Handel – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Frideric_Handel
Composers Mentioned – Peter Howell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Howell
Composers Mentioned – Wilfred Joseph – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Josephs
Composers Mentioned – Aram Katschaturian – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aram_Khachaturian
Composers Mentioned – Paddy Kingsland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Kingsland
Composers Mentioned – Roger Limb – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Limb
Composers Mentioned – Franz Liszt – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Liszt
Composers Mentioned – Nikki St George – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki_St_George
Composers Mentioned – Elizabeth Parker – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Parker_(composer)
Composers Mentioned – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Rimsky-Korsakov
Composers Mentioned – Arnold Schoenberg – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schoenberg
Composers Mentioned – Franz Schubert – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schubert
Composers Mentioned – John Scott – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scott_(composer)
Composers Mentioned – Dudley Simpson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Simpson
Composers Mentioned – Martin Slavin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Slavin
Composers Mentioned – David Vorhaus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Vorhaus
Composers Mentioned – Richard Wagner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner
Composers Mentioned – Peter Zinovieff – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Zinovieff

Pieces Mentioned – Béla Bartók – The Miraculous Mandarin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miraculous_Mandarin
Pieces Mentioned – Béla Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_Strings,_Percussion_and_Celesta
Pieces Mentioned – Ludwig van Beethoven – Ninth Symphony – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth_Symphony_(Beethoven)
Pieces Mentioned – Anton Bruckner – Seventh Symphony – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._7_(Bruckner)
Pieces Mentioned – Greensleeves – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleeves
Pieces Mentioned – Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hall_of_the_Mountain_King
Pieces Mentioned – Claude Debussey – La fille aux cheveux de lin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preludes_(Debussy)
Pieces Mentioned – George Frideric Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrival_of_the_Queen_of_Sheba
Pieces Mentioned – Wilfred Joseph – Pieces Mentioned – Space Time Music (Parts 1-4) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Josephs
Pieces Mentioned – Aram Katschaturian – Sabre Dance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Dance
Pieces Mentioned – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff – Flight of the Bumblebee – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Bumblebee
Pieces Mentioned – John Scott – Palpitations – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scott_(composer)
Pieces Mentioned – Martin Slavin – Space Adventures Parts 1-3 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Slavin

Concepts Mentioned – Brass Instruments – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_instrument
Concepts Mentioned – Development – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_development
Concepts Mentioned – Harmony – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony
Concepts Mentioned – Melody – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody
Concepts Mentioned – Musique concrète – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Percussion Instruments – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_instrument
Concepts Mentioned – Scherzo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scherzo
Concepts Mentioned – 17th Century Ballad – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadside_(music)
Concepts Mentioned – String Instruments – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_instruments
Concepts Mentioned – Transformation of Themes – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thematic_transformation
Concepts Mentioned – Woodwind Instruments – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodwind_instrument

Instrument Mentioned – Bassoon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon
Instrument Mentioned – Celeste – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celesta
Instrument Mentioned – Clarinet – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet
Instrument Mentioned – Double Bass – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Bass
Instrument Mentioned – Flute – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flute
Instrument Mentioned – Harmonium – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonium
Instrument Mentioned – Horn – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_horn
Instrument Mentioned – Oboe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oboe
Instrument Mentioned – Percussion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion
Instrument Mentioned – Piano – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano
Instrument Mentioned – Timpani – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timpani
Instrument Mentioned – Trombone – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombone
Instrument Mentioned – Trumpet – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet
Instrument Mentioned – Tuba – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuba
Instrument Mentioned – Viola – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola
Instrument Mentioned – Violin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin
Instrument Mentioned – Violoncello – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello
Instrument Mentioned – Wagner Tuba – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagner_tuba

Musical Society Mentioned – Society for Private Musical Performances – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Private_Musical_Performances

Musical Text Mentioned – New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grove_Dictionary_of_Music_and_Musicians

Musicians Mentioned – Robert Haas – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Haas_(musicologist)
Musicians Mentioned – Eugen Jochum – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugen_Jochum
Musicians Mentioned – Herbert Von Karajan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_von_Karajan
Musicians Mentioned – Ferdinand Löwe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_L%C3%B6we
Musicians Mentioned – Arthur Nikisch – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Nikisch
Musicians Mentioned – Leopold Nowak – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Nowak
Musicians Mentioned – Franz Schalk – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schalk

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Episode 34 – Series 16, Part V – Dudley Simpson and the Power of Kroll

In this episode we’ll be looking at the music of the Doctor’s composer Dudley Simpson focusing on his work on Series 16, the Key to Time. In this episode we will look at his work on Serial 5E – Story 102 – The Power of Kroll, a 4-part story which originally aired between the 23rd of December, 1978 and the 13th of Jannuary, 1979 on BBC One.

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

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, visithttp://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 orhttp://www.phillipwserna.com/.

NOTE: This episode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO PODCAST on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 – http://hooonwho.libsyn.com/episode-37-the-power-of-kroll-enhanced-

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Dudley Simpson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Simpson

The Key to Time – The Power of Kroll – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Kroll

Restoration Team – The Key to Time – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/KeyToTime.htm

Purchase Doctor Who – The Key to Time – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001K2KM9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_xu5cpb0B123MG (US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002TOKFNM/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Bu5cpb1SYVV82 (UK)

People Mentioned – Tom Baker – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baker
People Mentioned – Robert Holmes – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Holmes_(scriptwriter)
People Mentioned – John Leeson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leeson
People Mentioned – Mary Tamm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tamm
People Mentioned – Graham_Williams – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Williams

Concepts Mentioned – African Music – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Africa
Concepts Mentioned – Crescendo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescendo
Concepts Mentioned – Fanfare – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanfare
Concepts Mentioned – Anthropology – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropology
Concepts Mentioned – Ethnomusicology – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnomusicology
Concepts Mentioned – Instrumentation and Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Musicology – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musicology
Concepts Mentioned – Neo-classicism (in music) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoclassicism_(music)
Concepts Mentioned – Native American Music – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_music
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Ostinato – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostinato
Concepts Mentioned – Performance Techniques – Tremolo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremolo
Concepts Mentioned – Polynesian Music – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynesian_music
Concepts Mentioned – South-Asian Music – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Asia
Concepts Mentioned – Syncopation – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncopation
Concepts Mentioned – Tempo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo
Concepts Mentioned – Timbre (pronounced ‘tæmbər’) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbre
Concepts Mentioned – Vocables – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocable

Instrument Mentioned – Clarinet – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet
Instrument Mentioned – Cymbal – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbal
Instrument Mentioned – Drum – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum
Instrument Mentioned – Flute – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flute
Instrument Mentioned – Orchestral Bells – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glockenspiel
Instrument Mentioned – Harpsichord – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord
Instrument Mentioned – Horn – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_horn
Instrument Mentioned – Marimba – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marimba
Instrument Mentioned – Orchestral Bells – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glockenspiel
Instrument Mentioned – Percussion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion
Instrument Mentioned – Pipe Organ – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_organ
Instrument Mentioned – Rattle – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattle_(percussion)
Instrument Mentioned – Trumpet – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet
Instrument Mentioned – Vibraphone – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibraphone
Instrument Mentioned – Violoncello – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello

Composers Mentioned – Béla Bartók – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Béla_Bartók
Composers Mentioned – Zoltán Kodály – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoltán_Kodály
Composers Mentioned – Igor Stravinsky – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Stravinsky

_____________________________

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/
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

_____________________________

‘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 19 – The Ever-Changing Musical Worlds of Peter Howell – Peter Howell Interview Part II

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the second part of an interview with BBC Radiophonic Composer Peter Howell with guest co-host Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro joining me at the central console. Recorded the 11th of January, 2011.

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 GUEST CO-HOST: Steven Schapansky is one of the hosts of Radio Free Skaro, one of the most popular and longest running Doctor Who podcasts around. As co-host, he has interviewed many luminaries from Doctor Who’s past an present, including Murray Gold, Graeme Harper, Phil Ford, Tracie Simpson, Gary Russell, and many others. He has also memorized every Doctor Who production code from the classic series and can point out on a map and name all 195 countries of the world. And he does it all without eating meat. For more information on Steven’s work on the widely popular Radio Free Skaro, released every Sunday, visit http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST: Peter Howell is a musician and composer who worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from 1974-1997 – shortly before the workshop disbanded. His musical career began in the 1960s where he played what is referred to as ‘psychedelic folk’ with groups ranging from Agincourt to others.  Beyond his contributions to Doctor Who, Howell’s prolific output includes scores for science fiction series, dramas, documentaries and children’s television including Horizon, The Body in Question and Michael Palin’s Full Circle.

Peter Howell began his work on Doctor Who began in 1975 with an uncredited contribution to Revenge of the Cybermen. Carey Blyton composed the incidental music for this serial, but producer Philip Hinchcliffe asked the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to enhance the score, which was done by Peter Howell, adding synthesizer cues to Blyton’s score. Additionally he performed special sound design on Serial 4H – Story 81 – the Planet of Evil. Later, when John Nathan-Turner became producer of Doctor Who in 1980, he approached Peter Howell and the Radiophonic workshop to create a new arrangement of Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme as well as to provide incidental music, thus replacing Dudley Simpson who had been the longest-running composer on Doctor Who. In addition to his score to the Leisure Hive, Howell’s incidental music contribution spans the Tom Baker stories Warrior’s Gate, the Peter Davison stories Kinda, Snakedance, the Five Doctors, the Awakening and Planet of Fire as well as the Colin Baker story the Two Doctors – his final contribution to the series. Along with composer Paddy Kingsland, Howell also composed part of the for Meglos, as well as scoring the Doctor Who spinoff special K9 and Company and Jon Pertwee’s Radio Dramas The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space. His music would also appear in the 1999 Steven Moffat Doctor Who spoof – the Curse of the Fatal Death – starring Rowan Atkinson as the Doctor.

Since his days at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Peter Howell is the founding Director of Sound Music Design Ltd, a company specializing in providing of music and sound design for the film, television and radio. In May of 2009, Howell participated  in a live concert revival of the Radiophonic Workshop at The Roundhouse in London. Additionally Howell teaches music and sound design at the National Film and Television School, as well as lectures at Bournemouth University’s Media Department, Leeds College of Music, and the Screen Academy Scotland where he has trained over 40 composers who now compose music for feature films, theatre, television and computer games.

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.

NOTE: Portions of this interview aired as a Miniscope segment on RADIO FREE SKARO on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 – http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2011/03/13/radio-free-skaro-245-the-howell-around-effect/

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to composer Peter Howell, who was one of my musical childhood heroes and to whom I am deeply grateful that we were able to chat with. Your music is always a reminder to me that this show we love can take us anywhere, and that is certainly the case with the music!

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Peter Howell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Howell

Peter Howell’s website – http://www.peterhowell.plus.com/
Peter Howell’s early work – http://www.howell-ferdinando.co.uk/
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/
Bill White’s Engineer’s History of the Radiophonic Workshop http://whitefiles.org/rws/

Information on the Generic Quarry Sci-Fi Event – http://www.swansong.tv/archive/rhjrdsl.htm
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/

Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The Leisure Hive – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/leisure_hive.htm (Includes interviews on the 1980s Doctor Who theme & title sequence)
Stories Mentioned – Kinda – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinda_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – Snakedance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakedance
Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The 5 Doctors – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/TheFiveDoctorsRedux.htm
Stories Mentioned – The Awakening – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awakening_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – Planet of Fire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_Fire
Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The 2 Doctors – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/twodoctors.htm

People Discussed – Mark Ayres – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ayres
People Discussed – Delia Derbyshire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire
People Discussed – Ron Grainer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Grainer
People Discussed – Brian Hodgson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Hodgson
People Discussed – Roger Limb – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Limb
People Discussed – Dick Mills – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Mills
People Discussed – John Nathan Turner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nathan-Turner

Composers Mentioned – Claude Debussy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy
Composers Mentioned – Gustav Holst – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Holst

Pieces Mentioned – Ravel’s Bolero
Pieces Mentioned – Gustav Holst’s The Planets – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets

Concepts Mentioned – Accellerando – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo
Concepts Mentioned – 2 Against 3 Polyrhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrythm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polyrhythm.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Consonance & Dissonance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consonance_and_dissonance
Concepts Mentioned – Doctor Who Theme – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_theme_music
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Whole Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Half Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musique concrète – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te
Concepts Mentioned – Vocoder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Octatonic Scales – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octatonic_scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Octatonic_scales_on_C.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Rhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm
Concepts Mentioned – Timbre (pronounced ‘tæmbər’) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbre
Concepts Mentioned – Whole-Tone Scales – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_tone_scale (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Whole_tone_scales_on_C.mid)

Instruments Discussed – ARP Odyssey Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARP_Odyssey
Instruments Discussed – ‘The Delaware’ EMS Synthi 100 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_Synthi_100
Instruments Discussed – Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlight_CMI
Instruments Discussed – Phaser – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaser_(effect) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phasing_effect.ogg)
Instruments Discussed – Roland 760 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Corporation
Instruments Discussed – Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Jupiter-8
Instruments Discussed – VCS 3 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_VCS_3
Instruments Discussed – Yamaha DX-7 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_DX7

Instruments Discussed – Electronic Oscillator – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_oscillator
Instruments Discussed – Guitar – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar
Instruments Discussed – Drums – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums
Instruments Discussed – Percussion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion
Instruments Discussed – Cymbals – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbals
Instruments Discussed – Sampler – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampler_(musical_instrument)
Instruments Discussed – Vocoder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder

LIMITED DISCOGRAPHY

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who – The Music (1983, Reissued by Silva Screen Records in 1992) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_-_The_Music
Purchase Doctor Who – The Music (Silva Screen Records 1992 Reissue) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Who-Best-Doctor-Doctors/dp/B000004BP6/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299556281&sr=1-3 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Who-Best-Doctor-Doctors/dp/B000004BP6/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299556281&sr=1-3 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who – The Music II (1983, Reissued by Silva Screen Records in 1992) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_-_The_Music_II
Purchase Doctor Who – The Music II (Silva Screen Records 1992 Reissue) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Classics-Vol-2-Doctors/dp/B00004TVV6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1299556544&sr=1-3 (UK)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings (2000) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_2:_New_Beginnings1970%E2%80%931980
Purchase Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094093&a=B00004TFML&sr+8-1 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094093&a=B00004TFML&sr+8-1 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive (2002) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_3:_The_Lesiure_Hive
Purchase Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094261&a=B000063KJ7&sr=8-1 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094261&a=B000063KJ7&sr=8-1 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle (2002) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_4:_Meglos_%26_Full_Circle
Purchase Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094470&a=B000063KJF&sr=8-1 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094470&a=B000063KJF&sr=8-1 (US)

_____________________________

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

_____________________________

‘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 18 – The Ever-Changing Musical Worlds of Peter Howell – Peter Howell Interview Part I

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the first part of an interview with BBC Radiophonic Composer Peter Howell with guest co-host Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro joining me at the central console. Recorded the 11th of January, 2011.

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 GUEST CO-HOST: Steven Schapansky is one of the hosts of Radio Free Skaro, one of the most popular and longest running Doctor Who podcasts around. As co-host, he has interviewed many luminaries from Doctor Who’s past an present, including Murray Gold, Graeme Harper, Phil Ford, Tracie Simpson, Gary Russell, and many others. He has also memorized every Doctor Who production code from the classic series and can point out on a map and name all 195 countries of the world. And he does it all without eating meat. For more information on Steven’s work on the widely popular Radio Free Skaro, released every Sunday, visit http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST: Peter Howell is a musician and composer who worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from 1974-1997 – shortly before the workshop disbanded. His musical career began in the 1960s where he played what is referred to as ‘psychedelic folk’ with groups ranging from Agincourt to others.  Beyond his contributions to Doctor Who, Howell’s prolific output includes scores for science fiction series, dramas, documentaries and children’s television including Horizon, The Body in Question and Michael Palin’s Full Circle.

Peter Howell began his work on Doctor Who began in 1975 with an uncredited contribution to Revenge of the Cybermen. Carey Blyton composed the incidental music for this serial, but producer Philip Hinchcliffe asked the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to enhance the score, which was done by Peter Howell, adding synthesizer cues to Blyton’s score. Additionally he performed special sound design on Serial 4H – Story 81 – the Planet of Evil. Later, when John Nathan-Turner became producer of Doctor Who in 1980, he approached Peter Howell and the Radiophonic workshop to create a new arrangement of Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme as well as to provide incidental music, thus replacing Dudley Simpson who had been the longest-running composer on Doctor Who. In addition to his score to the Leisure Hive, Howell’s incidental music contribution spans the Tom Baker stories Warrior’s Gate, the Peter Davison stories Kinda, Snakedance, the Five Doctors, the Awakening and Planet of Fire as well as the Colin Baker story the Two Doctors – his final contribution to the series. Along with composer Paddy Kingsland, Howell also composed part of the for Meglos, as well as scoring the Doctor Who spinoff special K9 and Company and Jon Pertwee’s Radio Dramas The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space. His music would also appear in the 1999 Steven Moffat Doctor Who spoof – the Curse of the Fatal Death – starring Rowan Atkinson as the Doctor.

Since his days at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Peter Howell is the founding Director of Sound Music Design Ltd, a company specializing in providing of music and sound design for the film, television and radio. In May of 2009, Howell participated  in a live concert revival of the Radiophonic Workshop at The Roundhouse in London. Additionally Howell teaches music and sound design at the National Film and Television School, as well as lectures at Bournemouth University’s Media Department, Leeds College of Music, and the Screen Academy Scotland where he has trained over 40 composers who now compose music for feature films, theatre, television and computer games.

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.

NOTE: Portions of this interview aired as a Miniscope segment on RADIO FREE SKARO on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 – http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2011/03/13/radio-free-skaro-245-the-howell-around-effect/

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to composer Peter Howell, who was one of my musical childhood heroes and to whom I am deeply grateful that we were able to chat with. Your music is always a reminder to me that this show we love can take us anywhere, and that is certainly the case with the music!

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Peter Howell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Howell

Peter Howell’s website – http://www.peterhowell.plus.com/
Peter Howell’s early work – http://www.howell-ferdinando.co.uk/
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/
Bill White’s Engineer’s History of the Radiophonic Workshop http://whitefiles.org/rws/

Information on the Generic Quarry Sci-Fi Event – http://www.swansong.tv/archive/rhjrdsl.htm
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/

Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The Leisure Hive – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/leisure_hive.htm (Includes interviews on the 1980s Doctor Who theme & title sequence)
Stories Mentioned – Kinda – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinda_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – Snakedance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakedance
Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The 5 Doctors – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/TheFiveDoctorsRedux.htm
Stories Mentioned – The Awakening – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awakening_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – Planet of Fire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_Fire
Stories Mentioned – Restoration Team – The 2 Doctors – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/twodoctors.htm

People Discussed – Mark Ayres – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ayres
People Discussed – Delia Derbyshire – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire
People Discussed – Ron Grainer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Grainer
People Discussed – Brian Hodgson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Hodgson
People Discussed – Roger Limb – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Limb
People Discussed – Dick Mills – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Mills
People Discussed – John Nathan Turner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nathan-Turner

Composers Mentioned – Claude Debussy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy
Composers Mentioned – Gustav Holst – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Holst

Pieces Mentioned – Ravel’s Bolero
Pieces Mentioned – Gustav Holst’s The Planets – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets

Concepts Mentioned – Accellerando – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo
Concepts Mentioned – 2 Against 3 Polyrhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrythm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polyrhythm.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Consonance & Dissonance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consonance_and_dissonance
Concepts Mentioned – Doctor Who Theme – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_theme_music
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Whole Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Half Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musique concrète – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te
Concepts Mentioned – Vocoder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Octatonic Scales – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octatonic_scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Octatonic_scales_on_C.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Rhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm
Concepts Mentioned – Timbre (pronounced ‘tæmbər’) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbre
Concepts Mentioned – Whole-Tone Scales – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_tone_scale (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Whole_tone_scales_on_C.mid)

Instruments Discussed – ARP Odyssey Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARP_Odyssey
Instruments Discussed – ‘The Delaware’ EMS Synthi 100 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_Synthi_100
Instruments Discussed – Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlight_CMI
Instruments Discussed – Phaser – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaser_(effect) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phasing_effect.ogg)
Instruments Discussed – Roland 760 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Corporation
Instruments Discussed – Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Jupiter-8
Instruments Discussed – VCS 3 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_VCS_3
Instruments Discussed – Yamaha DX-7 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_DX7

Instruments Discussed – Electronic Oscillator – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_oscillator
Instruments Discussed – Guitar – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar
Instruments Discussed – Drums – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums
Instruments Discussed – Percussion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion
Instruments Discussed – Cymbals – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbals
Instruments Discussed – Sampler – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampler_(musical_instrument)
Instruments Discussed – Vocoder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder

LIMITED DISCOGRAPHY

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who – The Music (1983, Reissued by Silva Screen Records in 1992) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_-_The_Music
Purchase Doctor Who – The Music (Silva Screen Records 1992 Reissue) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Who-Best-Doctor-Doctors/dp/B000004BP6/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299556281&sr=1-3 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Who-Best-Doctor-Doctors/dp/B000004BP6/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299556281&sr=1-3 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who – The Music II (1983, Reissued by Silva Screen Records in 1992) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_-_The_Music_II
Purchase Doctor Who – The Music II (Silva Screen Records 1992 Reissue) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Classics-Vol-2-Doctors/dp/B00004TVV6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1299556544&sr=1-3 (UK)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings (2000) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_2:_New_Beginnings1970%E2%80%931980
Purchase Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094093&a=B00004TFML&sr+8-1 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094093&a=B00004TFML&sr+8-1 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive (2002) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_3:_The_Lesiure_Hive
Purchase Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094261&a=B000063KJ7&sr=8-1 (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.htmlref=mp_s_a_1/182-7397757-6664458?qid=1299094261&a=B000063KJ7&sr=8-1 (US)

Recordings – Peter Howell – Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle (2002) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_at_the_BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop_Volume_4:_Meglos_%26_Full_Circle
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Episode 4 – Series 18, Part I – Peter Howell’s Leisure Time

In this episode we will look at Peter Howell’s work on Serial 5N – Story 110 – The Leisure Hive. The Leisure Hive originally aired between the 30th of August and the 20th of September 1980.

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

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to my mother Kathy Serna who taught me to see the wonder in the world and that through love and hard work anything is possible.

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:

Peter Howell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Howell

Peter Howell’s website – http://www.peterhowell.plus.com/
Peter Howell’s early work – http://www.howell-ferdinando.co.uk/
Information on the Radiophonic Workshop Concert 2009 – http://www.rwsprojects.co.uk/
Bill White’s Engineer’s History of the Radiophonic Workshop http://whitefiles.org/rws/

Restoration Team – The Leisure Hive – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/leisure_hive.htm

Purchase Doctor Who – The Leisure Hive – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VY47C/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_AMedpb0BG50AX (US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00022VMR6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_CMedpb15SXMHT (UK)

VCS 3 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMS_VCS_3
CMI Fairlight Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlight_CMI
ARP Odyssey Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARP_Odyssey
Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequential_Circuits_Prophet-5
Yamaha CS-80 Synthesizer – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_CS-80

Composers Mentioned – Claude Debussy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy
Composers Mentioned – Gustav Holst -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Holst
Composers Mentioned – Maurice Ravel – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Ravel
Composers Mentioned – Igor Stravinsky – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Stravinsky
Composers Mentioned – Richard Wagner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner

Pieces Mentioned – Ravel’s Bolero
Pieces Mentioned – Gustav Holst’s The Planets – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets

Concepts Mentioned – 2 Against 3 Polyrhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrythm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polyrhythm.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Consonance & Dissonance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consonance_and_dissonance
Concepts Mentioned – Leitmotif – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leitmotif
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Whole Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musical Intervals – Half Step – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_step
Concepts Mentioned – Musique concrète – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te
Concepts Mentioned – Vocoder – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Octatonic Scales – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octatonic_scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Octatonic_scales_on_C.mid)
Concepts Mentioned – Rhythm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm
Concepts Mentioned – Timbre (pronounced ‘tæmbər’) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbre

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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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Episode 3 – Series 22, Part I – Jonathan Gibbs and the Rani

In this episode we will look at Jonathan Gibbs’ work on Serial 6X – Story 140 – The Mark of the Rani. The Mark of the Rani originally aired between the 2nd of February to the 9th of February 1985.

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

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to my brother Fred to whom I owe much, especially my Early Music career and for showing me that in music we get to time travel every day.

NOTE: John Lews’ score to Mark of the Rani will receive it’s own podcast episode later.

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:

Restoration Team – Mark of the Rani – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/MotR.htm
Jonathan Gibbs – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Gibbs_(composer)
Doctor Who – The Music II – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%E2%80%93_The_Music_II
Bill White’s Engineer’s History of the Radiophonic Workshop – http://whitefiles.org/rws/

The Rani – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rani
Dimensions in Time – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimensions_in_Time

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Composers Mentioned – Sir Edward Elgar – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgar
Composers Mentioned – Antoine Forqueray – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Forqueray
Composers Mentioned – Jerry Goldsmith – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Goldsmith
Composers Mentioned – Marin Marais –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_Marais
Composers Mentioned – Jean-Baptiste Lully – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Lully

Films Mentioned – Tous le matins du monde – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tous_les_matins_du_monde_(film)

Concepts Mentioned – Consonance and Dissonance – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consonance_and_dissonance
Concepts Mentioned – Orchestration – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration
Concepts Mentioned – Pedal Tones – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedal_point

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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 2010


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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