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.


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.


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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