In this episode, guest hosts Matt Murdick, Adam and Andi from the Naked Scarf and Luke Harrison will look at the music of new series composer Murray Gold focusing particular attention to the series 5 stories the Beast Below, the Vampires of Venice & the Lodger. The Beast Below, the Vampires of Venice & the Lodger (Stories 204, 207 & 211 – Production 1.2, 1.6 & 1.11) originally aired on the 10th of April, 8th of May, & the 12th of June 2010, respectively, on BBC One.
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ABOUT YOUR GUEST CO-HOSTS – MATT MURDICK (Musical Concepts Podcast & Formerly of the US WhoCast) – Matt Murdick is a keyboard player who is reknowned in the “blues circuit” throughout the United States.
Matt has performed with country music recording artist Neal McCoy, blues legend Little Milton Campbell, Ernie Isley, Gina Sicillia, Oliver Sain, dueling piano shows with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Johnnie Johnson and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Blind Pig Recording Artist Hamilton Loomis, the legendary Bo Diddley, the iconic sax player “blue” Lou Marini, blues guitar legend Hubert Sumlin, and was a regular staple on the Saint Louis MO blues scene for 15 years, where he regularly performed with top Saint Louis Blues and Rhythm and Blues acts such as The Soulard Blues Band, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats, Kim Massie, Rene Smith, The Bottoms Up Blues Gang, and many more.
Matt also has an extensive musical background in Jazz, having performed with Wynton Marsalis, Willie Akins, Treble Clef Palette, pop/jazz artist Dawn Weber, and his own fusion group, FM Records recording artists The BeBops. He has a degree in Jazz studies from Webster University which included performance on saxophone and piano, as well as instruction in composition, arranging, film scoring, synth programming and audio engineering. For more information on Matt’s work onthe Musical Concepts Podcast, visit http://www.musicalconceptspodcast.com/.
ABOUT YOUR GUEST CO-HOSTS – Adam & Andi from THE NAKED SCARF – In each episode o the Naked Scarf, Adam, Andi and Stephen look at a different Doctor Who story and discuss its various glorious aspects in a sometimes overly intellectual, sometimes overly irreverent manner. Much like the Doctor we don’t follow stories chronologically or with much logic full stop. For more information on Adam, Andi and Stephen’s work on the widely popular Naked Scarf Podcast, visit http://www.nakedscarf.tumblr.com/.
ABOUT YOUR GUEST CO-HOSTS – LUKE HARRISON: Born and raised in Sheffield, Luke went to uni in Sunderland before joining Agapé UK. Luke spent 3 years in Russia working for them before returning to England in the summer of 2008. He continued with his job for a couple more years, this time in Bristol. He now lives and works in Oxford as a freelance filmmaker and videographer. Luke started reading the Target books from our local library as a kid and then my brother and I started getting the videos for presents. Luke began the podcast in 2008 and episodes have appeared sporadically since then as and when he has had the time and inspiration for the next one. For more information on Luke’s work on the Minute Doctor Who Podcast, visit http://ljh.publication.org.uk/TMDWP.
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/.
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
Matt Murdick and the Musical Concepts Podcast – http://musicalconceptspodcast.com/ (Formerly the US WhoCast – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/us-whocast/id381540368)
The Naked Scarf Podcast – http://www.nakedscarf.tumblr.com/
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast – http://ljh.publication.org.uk/TMDWP
Composer – Murray Gold – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray _Gold
Orchestrator and Conductor – Benjamin Foster – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Foster_(orchestrator)
Doctor Who – Series 5 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_(series_5)
Doctor Who – Series 5 – The Beast Below – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_Below
Doctor Who – Series 5 – The Vampires of Venice – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vampires_of_Venice
Doctor Who – Series 5 – The Lodger – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lodger_(Doctor_Who)
Podcast Interviews with Murray Gold – Radio Free Skaro (RFS 223 – Murray the Planet of Gold, 5 November, 2010) – http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/11/05/radio-free-skaro-223-murray-the-planet-of-gold
Podcast Interviews with Murray Gold – Doctor Who Podshock (DWP 48, 28 July, 2006) – http://bit.ly/al2Dzw
Articles on Murray Gold – Music from the Movies (May 2008) –
Articles on Murray Gold – Music from the Movies – http://www.musicfromthemovies.com/index5.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=’ . (2822) . ‘Murray gold
Articles on Murray Gold – Sound on Sound (June 2007) – http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun07/articles/drwho.htm
Articles on Murray Gold – The Daily Athenaeum – http://www.thedaonline.com/a-e/doctor-who-composer-discusses-sound-of-the-series-1.1493897
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