Before the Beatles dropped acid, a BBC workshop was creating far-out sounds | Aeon Videos


High-tech gadgetry and practical ingenuity came together in the BBC workshop that jumpstarted an electronic music revolution

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was created in 1958 to create new sound effects and music for BBC radio programmes. It would soon become a thriving and influential laboratory for sonic experimentation, with its influence touching the worlds of television and film scoring, experimental rock music, electronic music and beyond. This brief clip from the BBC television programme Tomorrow’s World gives viewers a peak into the workshop to show how its musicians manipulated tape machines and electronic devices to create sounds that had previously never existed. […]

Source: Before the Beatles dropped acid, a BBC workshop was creating far-out sounds | Aeon Videos

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