Episode 22 – Alistair Lock Unbound – Part II – Alistair Lock Interview Part II

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring the second part in a series focusing on the work of Big Finish Doctor Who composer and sound designer Alistair Lock, recorded the 6th of December, 2010.


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 SERIES GUEST: Alistair Lock demonstrated a talent for the audio medium at an early age, spending most of his childhood playing with tape recorders, as well as honing his keen interest in music and theatre. Having acquired a thorough education in radio production, Alistair went on to greater things, working as producer, sound designer and actor for Audio Visuals, which came out with a number of independent Doctor Who stories after the television series went off the air. At the same time, Alistair also developed an interest in Blake’s 7, working with Alan Stevens to produce the behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Travis: the Final Act’ and two spinoff radio plays set in the Blake’s 7 universe, ‘The Mark of Kane’ and ‘The Logic of Empire.’

More recently, Alistair has done tireless music, acting and production work for BBV’s Doctor Who spinoff audio plays, notably ‘The Island of Lost Souls’ and ‘Zygons: Absolution,’ as well as their videos, including ‘The Airzone Solution,’ ‘More than a Messiah’ and the ‘Autons’ series. He also did post-production work on the well-received UNIT video story, ‘Downtime.’ He has supplied theme music for a number of science-fiction conventions, including his famous remix of Madonna’s ‘Open Your Heart’ with the Doctor Who theme for Panopticon, and produced a number of plays on his own. Alistair is probably best known, however, for his work on Mgic Bullet Productions’ Kaldor City audios as well as Big Finish Productions’ series of officially-licensed Doctor Who audio plays, which more than one reviewer has described as ‘cinematic.’

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.



Gary Russell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Russell


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