[vcf-midatlantic] on topic and in tune but out of time :-)

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Sat May 7 15:09:44 UTC 2022

I just stumbled upon the BBC archives

The first part is the radiophonic studio but then there's a delightful 80s
computer with a light pen!


Peter Howell gives the DOCTOR WHO THEME an 80s REMIX | The Music Arcade |
Making of | BBC Archive

Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop demonstrates how he reimagined
Ron Grainer's classic Doctor Who theme - which was first realised so
startlingly by Delia Derbyshire and Dick Mills in the 1960s - to make it
'brighter and more modern sounding' for the 1980s.
He uses modern polyphonic analogue synthesisers like the Yamaha CS-80, an
ARP Odyssey Mk3 and a Roland Jupiter-4,
a vocoder and an old, malfunctioning phase shifter unit he found in the
back of the Workshop.

Gent that he is, he then pops over to the Music Arcade studio to
demonstrate the extraordinary new Fairlight CMI Series II synthesiser to
the some kids from St Mary's Balham Primary School and hosts Tim Whitnall
and Lucie Skeaping.

This clip is from The Music Arcade: Electricity in Music. Originally
broadcast 2 February, 1982.

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