BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Profile:
Initiated in 1958 by Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe to create 'special sound' for BBC radio programmes and later famously supplied the "Doctor Who" TV series with its theme tune.
It was eventually closed in 1998, by which time many of the future pioneers of electronica, had either been employed at the workshop, or had been inspired by the work that was created there.
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BBC Radiophonic Workshop Discography

Albums

REC 25M BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Radiophonic Music (Album, Comp) BBC Radio Enterprises REC 25M UK 1968 Sell This Version
RED 93 S BBC Radiophonic Workshop Fourth Dimension (Album) BBC Records RED 93 S UK 1973 Sell This Version
REC 196 BBC Radiophonic Workshop The Radiophonic Workshop (Album) BBC Records REC 196 UK 1975 Sell This Version
REC 225 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Out Of This World - Atmospheric Sounds And Effects From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records And Tapes REC 225 UK 1976 Sell This Version
INT 148.000 Peter Howell & Radiophonic Workshop, The* Peter Howell & Radiophonic Workshop, The* - Through A Glass Darkly (Album) BBC Records INT 148.000 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
TRC 918 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects (Album) BBC Records And Tapes TRC 918 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
REC 354 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21 (Album) BBC Records REC 354 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BBC 22420 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Sci-Fi Sound Effects - Science Fiction Sound Effects (Comp, Album) BBC Records BBC 22420 US 1981 Sell This Version
2LP-22001 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Doctor Who Collector's Edition BBC Records And Tapes 2LP-22001 US 1982 Sell This Version
BBC-22462 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Doctor Who - The Music (Comp) BBC Records BBC-22462 US 1983 Sell This Version
REC 467 BBC Radiophonic Workshop The Soundhouse: Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Album) BBC Records REC 467 UK 1983 Sell This Version
REH 552 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Doctor Who - The Music II (Comp) BBC Records REH 552 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CD 707 BBC Radiophonic Workshop The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album (Album, Comp) BBC Records CD 707 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SILLP1371 Brian Hodgson And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Brian Hodgson And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who - The Krotons (Album) Silva Screen SILLP1371 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SILLP1370 Roger Limb, BBC Radiophonic Workshop Roger Limb, BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who - The Caves Of Androzani (Album) Silva Screen SILLP1370 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F.11837 Radiophonic Workshop* / Brenda And Johnny Radiophonic Workshop* / Brenda And Johnny - Doctor Who / This Can't Be Love (Single) Decca F.11837 UK 1964 Sell This Version
RESL 11 BBC Radiophonic Workshop Doctor Who (Single) BBC Records RESL 11 UK 1973 Sell This Version
RESL 13 Dick Mills / BBC Radiophonic Workshop Dick Mills / BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Moonbase 3/The World Of Dr Who(7") BBC Records RESL 13 UK 1973 Sell This Version
RESL 33 Paddy Kingsland, BBC Radiophonic Workshop Paddy Kingsland, BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Music From "The Changes" (BBC-1 Television Series)(7") BBC Records RESL 33 UK 1976 Sell This Version
RESL 53 Peter Howell / BBC Radiophonic Workshop Peter Howell / BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Astronauts BBC Records RESL 53 UK 1978 Sell This Version
RESL 80 Peter Howell And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Peter Howell And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who (Single) BBC Records And Tapes, BBC Records RESL 80 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RESL 80 Peter Howell And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Peter Howell And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Body In Question(7", Single) BBC Records And Tapes, BBC Records RESL 80 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SGR117 BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Phil Wells* BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Phil Wells* - K-9 And Co. / Shana The Star Dancer(7") Solid Gold (2) SGR117 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BBC-00456 BBC Radiophonic Workshop K-9 And Co. / Dr. Who(7") BBC Records BBC-00456 US 1982 Sell This Version
HRKS 8469 BBC Radiophonic Workshop / Ray Cathode BBC Radiophonic Workshop / Ray Cathode - Doctor Who (50th Anniversary Edition) / Time Beat (Single) Harkit Records HRKS 8469 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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ijustspeak

ijustspeak

November 7, 2009
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was a wonderful place where early electronic sounds was created. The music that we know today came from here and Music Concréte in France.. Tapes, transistors, modulators and recorders where their tools. Mathematical minds was needed to create and engineer sounds by cutting and looping tape-bits. The workshop spawned many talents that still fascinates today's musical pioneers, most notably the Doctor Who theme, which is to my ears a masterpiece done with multiple tape-loops played simultaneously.
I would advise you to look into the history of this era if you are serious about music, if you haven't, it might change your idea of where the beginning of electronic music started. It did so for me.. It is brilliant journey.
Start it by checking the tube for a documentary called Alchemysts Of Sound.

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