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Episode 40 – Series 22, Part II – The Dueling Guitars of Peter Howell and Les Thatcher in the Two Doctors

In this Episode we’ll be looking at the music of BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell. Here we will examine Serial 6W – Story 140 – The Two Doctors, a 3-part serial originally broadcast between the 16th of February and the 2nd of March 1985 on BBC One.

NOTE: This minisode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO on Monday, 19 December, 2011 –  http://hooonwho.libsyn.com/webpage/e-pisode-47-enhanced-the-two-doctors

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 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.

_____________________________

If you would like to find out more about our 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
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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 2012


2011 Chicago TARDIS Special – Part II – Tunes of the Time Lord

This is part II of coverage from the Chicago TARDIS having taken place November 25-27, 2011 at the Westin Lombard Hotel at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL

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

TUNES OF THE TIME LORD

Featuring Nick Seidler, Phillip W. Serna & David Warnock

MUSIC DISCUSSED

Stock Music from the Tenth Planet (Martin Slavin – Space Adventures 1,2,3, Dennis Farnon – Drama In Miniature Part 2) – Doctor Who – Music from the Tenth Planet
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000050HII/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_9Jw8ob09QNEGW (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000050HII/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ODw8ob1Z9VM85 (CD – UK)

Music from the War Games (Dudley Simpson – The War Games) – Does Not Exist Independent of the Episode
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IW62FU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_HNw8ob0BG3R7Q (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002ATVD8W/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_gOw8ob02GFN9S (DVD – UK)

Music from Spearhead from Space (Dudley Simpson – Music from Spearhead from Space) – Does Not Exist Independent of the Episode
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005LMAC/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_UPw8ob0TED7P7 (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004P9MROY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_3Ow8ob19T4PV2 (DVD – UK)

U.N.I.T.’s Theme from the Ambassadors of Death (Dudley Simpson – Music from The Ambassadors of Death) – Does Not Exist Independent of the Episode

U.N.I.T.’s Theme from the Mind of Evil (Dudley Simpson – Music from The Mind of Evil) – Does Not Exist Independent of the Episode

Music from Robot (Dudley Simpson – Robot) – Does Not Exist Independent of the Episode
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QGE8II/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vVw8ob0HG57DS (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NVI2C4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_tXw8ob0SHNGM3 (DVD – UK)

Music from Logopolis & Castrovalva (Paddy Kingsland – Logopolis & Castrovalva) – Only Available on the 2|Entertain DVD Isolated Scores
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJXG8G/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_nYw8ob0FGR2R9 (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LE1HLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_WYw8ob0970ZPK (DVD – UK)

Music from The Caves of Androzani (Roger Limb – The Caves of Androzani) – Partially Available on Doctor Who: The Music II (and Silva Screen 1992 Re-Release Doctor Who: The Five Doctors) & Complete on the 2|Entertain DVD Isolated Scores
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000004BP6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_3Zw8ob074ERDP (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00004TVV6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_L2w8ob1Y5Q7AH (CD – UK)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SH62X4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_p4w8ob0VBSAPY (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ZUXZAE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_14w8ob1H0G67Z (DVD – UK)

Music from Time and the Rani (Keff McColluch – Time and the Rani) – Only Available on the 2|Entertain DVD Isolated Scores
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MA1JZY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_bFw8ob1ADBTPX (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002SZQCDO/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vGw8ob1MSPC31 (DVD – UK)

Music from Doctor Who: The Movie (John Debney, Louis Febre & John Sponsler – Doctor Who: The Movie) – Available as a Rare CD Release by the Composers or on the 2|Entertain DVD Isolated Score
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FCI9F6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_9gs8ob06RGCPD (CD – US)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049S1NYG/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_S6w8ob0MBCHAZ (DVD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ZUXZAE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_14w8ob1H0G67Z (DVD – UK)

The Doctor’s Theme (Murray Gold – Rose) – Doctor Who – Original Television Soundtrack – Series 1 & 2
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KC8O3S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_29w8ob1T255BD (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KC8O3S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_t.w8ob0HJHGCM (CD – UK)

Rose Defeats the Daleks (Murray Gold – The Parting of the Ways) – Doctor Who – Original Television Soundtrack – Series 1 & 2
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KC8O3S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_29w8ob1T255BD (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KC8O3S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_t.w8ob0HJHGCM (CD – UK)

Deep Space & Vogon March (Carey Blyton – Revenge of the Cybermen) – Carey Blyton – In Camera
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002WIGQRE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_F6r8ob1T0C0MV (CD – US)  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002WIGQRE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Hww8ob0YDYS3E (CD – UK)

The Master Vainglorious (Murray Gold – Utopia) – Doctor Who – Original Television Soundtrack – Series 3
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WGAQIS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Oax8ob1J56R1G (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000WGAQIS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_gbx8ob13VKVVK (CD – UK)

The Duel (Malcolm Clarke – The Sea Devils) –  – Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 2: New Beginnings (1970-1980)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TFML/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_4cx8ob0KZ41SH (CD – US) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0009JOPI0/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Udx8ob0VEDPDK (CD – UK)

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”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733304/
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Thriller-Theater/134015306612543

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

THE CHICAGO TARDIS:

The Chicago TARDIS – http://www.chicagotardis.com/
The Chicago TARDIS on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/chicagotardis
The Chicago TARDIS on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/chicagotardis

DALEK VOICES BY TONY GALLICHAN OF THE FLASHING BLADE PODCAST:http://www.flashingblade.org.uk/

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.

_____________________________

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 26 – The UNIT Files – The Doctor Who Restoration Team – Restoration of a Classic – Mark Ayres Interview

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be focusing our attention on the work of the Doctor Who Restoration Team. With guest co-host David Hooie of the Hoo on Who Podcast. This episode will feature an interview with Doctor Who Restoration Team member Mark Ayres, recorded the 11th of June, 2011.

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/.

ABOUT YOUR GUEST CO-HOST – DAVID HOOIE:  David Hooie is one of the hosts of Hoo On Who, the Doctor Who podcast dedicated to the review of classic series DVDs in no particular order.  David began podcasting in 2009 after listening to other shows that seemed to focus more on the new series of Doctor Who and his interest in the classic series, especially the ever growing collection of DVDs on his shelves that he hadn’t watched yet!  As someone who has had a mic in front of him most of his life, David loves to talk as many of his listeners can attest!  After a little over a year on his own, David brought his eldest son, Martin (Marty) on as his permanent companion and together they continue to work their way through the classic series library.  In his spare time, David considers himself first and foremost a husband and father to his 3 children: Marty, Alicia and Ian, he enjoys running and playing video games on his PS3 and Xbox 360.  For information about Hoo On Who, visit http://www.hooonwho.com/.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST – MARK AYRES: Mark Ayres was born in London and educated in Tunbridge Wells (where he spent most of his childhood) and at the University of Keele (studying Film Music, Composition, and Electronic Music with Peter Dickinson, Roger Marsh, and the late Tim Souster), from where he graduated with a BSc (Hons.) in Music and Electronics.

While at school, Mark composed music for stage productions and amateur movies, formed a band with class-mates (“The Electric Ferrits” – sic!), and was an occasional flute player with the West Kent Youth Orchestra. At University he continued writing for theatrical productions and amateur film, and formed rock band Random Access.

In 1982, Mark joined Britain’s fledgling independent Breakfast Television station TVam as a sound engineer. Over the subsequent 5 years he worked on a variety of programmes from Good Morning Britain to Roland Rat, as well as on secondment to companies such as Anglia Television, working as sound assistant on shows including Cover Her Face. He used the opportunity to make contacts and started writing jingles and idents for video productions and television programmes before finally going freelance as a composer and sound designer in 1987.

Since then he has provided incidental music for some of the UK’s top drama shows including Rockcliffe’s Babies, Casualty, and three full scores for Doctor Who. His work has been heard on documentaries and magazine series, and provides the signature for Japanese Satellite Television. An ongoing collaboration with Computer Artist William Latham has produced a number of acclaimed short films and CD-ROM’s, and he has also contributed to the De Wolfe music library.

In 1995 Mark was hired as composer on director Scott Michell’s first feature film, The Innocent Sleep (starring Michael Gambon, Rupert Graves, Annabella Sciorra, and Franco Nero), for which he provided a full orchestral score with solo voice performances by popular soprano Lesley Garrett. The soundtrack recording was recommended in the 1997 & 1998 editions of the Gramophone Film Music Good CD Guide.

As a composer, arranger, producer, or performer, Mark’s name appears on over 100 Compact Disc releases, including many of Silva Screen Records’ “Digital Film Scores” series.

Mark’s versatility lies in his being able to switch from full orchestral scoring through arrangement and production to innovative electronic music realisation, sound design, and multimedia programming. He has recently scored a short children’s film for Carlton Television and a satirical Current Affairs pilot for Channel Four. He is currently working on further albums for Silva Screen, various solo projects, and developing feature film and television ideas with Scott Michell.

He is married with two sons.

Mark Ayres is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, serving on the Media Music Executive and New Technologies Committees.

For more information on Mark Ayres and hiswork, visit http://www.markayres.co.uk/.

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:

The Doctor Who Restoration Team – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_Restoration_Team

The Doctor Who Restoration Team – http://www.restoration-team.co.uk/

Mark Ayres – http://www.markayres.co.uk/

Hoo on Who – http://www.hooonwho.com/

Stories Mentioned – An Unearthly Child – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Unearthly_Child
Stories Mentioned – An Unearthly Child – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/beginningdvd.htm
Stories Mentioned – The Crusade – Richard the Lionheart – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crusade_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – The Crusade – Richard the Lionheart – Lost in Time – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/lostintime.htm
Stories Mentioned – Day of the Daleks – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Daleks
Stories Mentioned – Ghost Light – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Light_(Doctor_Who)
Stories Mentioned – Ghost Light – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/ghost_light.htm
Stories Mentioned – The Leisure Hive – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Hive
Stories Mentioned – The Leisure Hive – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/leisure_hive.htm
Stories Mentioned – Planet of the Daleks – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_the_Daleks
Stories Mentioned – Robots of Death – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_of_Death
Stories Mentioned – Robots of Death – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/robotsdvd.htm
Stories Mentioned – Terror of the Zygons – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_the_Zygons
Stories Mentioned – Tomb of the Cybermen – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Cybermen
Stories Mentioned – Tomb of the Cybermen – http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rtwebsite/tomb.htm

_____________________________

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 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 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
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)

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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.

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


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

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MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Featuring Nick Seidler, Phillip W. Serna & David Warnock

MUSIC DISCUSSED

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.

BONUS 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”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733304/
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Thriller-Theater/134015306612543

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

THE CHICAGO TARDIS:

 

The Chicago TARDIS – http://www.chicagotardis.com/

The Chicago TARDIS on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Chicago-TARDIS/63267178456

The Chicago TARDIS on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/chicagotardis

DALEK VOICES BY TONY GALLICHAN OF THE FLASHING BLADE PODCAST: http://www.flashingblade.org.uk/

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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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.

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

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All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2010


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