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Radiophonic Workshop - Alchemists of Sound
November 20, 2007 6:45 AM   Subscribe


 
Nice! Just starting to watch this. This would have been my dream job, I think.
posted by carter at 7:17 AM on November 20, 2007


Man we have it so easy nowadays.
posted by bigmusic at 7:33 AM on November 20, 2007


Very neat, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:48 AM on November 20, 2007


I love this old electronics stuff. Especially if it's a bunch of cold war Brits in cool suits. Highly recommended along these lines, but it's a spy thriller The Ipcress File.
posted by Skygazer at 8:23 AM on November 20, 2007


Oh, excellent John Barry soundtrack as well.
posted by Skygazer at 8:25 AM on November 20, 2007


Wonderful post! Excellent documentary, so interesting.
posted by nickyskye at 8:55 AM on November 20, 2007


The Radiophonic workshop was one of the coolest parts of the BBC ever. I had no idea there was a documentary. Thanks for posting!
posted by honest knave at 9:20 AM on November 20, 2007


See previous post.

I wish I could have worked there!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:37 AM on November 20, 2007


somewhat related

rai studio of music phonology

wish there were subtitles
posted by sponge at 11:54 AM on November 20, 2007


Oh man, these guys made Hitchhiker's Guide and Dr Who the marvel they were.
posted by shmegegge at 12:00 PM on November 20, 2007


Great post! I always wondered how they made all those sounds pre-digital.
posted by razzuli at 2:25 PM on November 20, 2007


Time Beat by Ray Cathode is *awesome*

One thing to take away from this doc is how the women who actually did some of the most recognized work were never given proper credit, and seldom are their names mentioned in association with that work.
posted by kuppajava at 6:18 PM on November 20, 2007


To completely pimp my own site (and watch all these videos non-stop, full-screen with preloading):

http://chime.tv/http://www.metafilter.com/66711/Radiophonic-Workshop-Alchemists-of-Sound
posted by gtmcknight at 8:21 AM on November 21, 2007


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