Alchemists of Sound BBC Special Video

Wow, holly crap. This video definitely tops Pathways To Music series anyday. A highly recommended watch, especially if you are into sound effects, tape splicing, and Music Concrete. This documentary interviews British composers who used to work at BBC’s Radiophonics lab. The 1 hour long extravaganza is packed full of archival footage and electronically generated noises. The saddest part for me came when the studio became absolute thanks to the invention of the Synthesizer by the Americans. The often painstaking process of splicing the tape was abandoned and the studio more less closed without any sort of recognition. I suggest grabbing this one before it goes down.

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