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New OU/BBC Series: Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Presents ‘A History of Music and Technology’

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason charts the history of music and technology. Speaking with legendary artists, producers, engineers and inventors, the series shines a light on innovations such as the synthesizer, the electric guitar, samplers and drum machines and the recording studio itself.

Technology has radically changed the way we make music and the way we listen to music - and this series also asks where technology might take music-making next. This series consist of the following nine parts:

  • The Story of Electronic Recording
  • Early Electronic Music Pioneers
  • The Hammond Organ
  • The Synthesizer
  • The Electric Guitar
  • The Studio Part 1
  • The Studio Part 2
  • Samplers and Drum Machines
  • The Future

The weekly programmes are broadcast on Saturdays at 11 GMT/12.00 BST from April 27 to June 22.

The series was commissioned by Broadcast and Partnerships and is supported by FASS with particular relevance to BA (Hons) Music R25,  BA (Hons) Arts and Humanities (Music) R14 and BA (Hons) Arts and Humanities R14.

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For more information about the impact of technology in music visit OpenLearn, where you can also listen to Pink Floyd's Nick Mason in conversation with The Open University's Sean Williams. 

Please note the website may not be available until after the first transmission.

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