Technically Classical

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Traditionally classical music would appear to be grounded in rigid and long-established methods of writing. More and more new composers are breaking the mould and using technology to introduce new sounds and styles. They are not fundamentally changing classical music but embracing the invention inherent in creativity. This series of podcasts takes an informal, jocund look at the evolution and influence of music technology and electronic instruments on the genre, from the 1920s to the present day.

By Year

  • 2011

  • 2010

By Tag

  • Classical

  • Robin Maconie

  • Electronic

  • Sci-fi

  • Houdini?s Picnic

  • Edgard Varese

  • James Ingram

  • Raymond Scott

  • Clara Rockmore

  • contemporary

  • Music Technology

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

  • Theremin

  • Robert Moog

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Episode 4: Karlheinz StockhausenWed, 2011-09-21 12:55

Few composers of the 20th century can lay claim to the fame of Karlheinz Stockhausen. A fame which precedes the man and... See details

Technically Classical Episode 3: Raymond ScottTue, 2011-05-31 18:17

This episode takes a brief departure from classical music to look at the composer and inventor, Raymond Scott. Although... See details

Technically Classical Episode 2: Varese Fri, 2011-03-18 15:46

Edgard Varese was a classical composer of few pieces but high ambition. Born in France in 1883, he had a turbulent... See details

Technically Classical Episode 1: The ThereminMon, 2010-12-06 20:38

This show explores the widely-renowned first electronic musical instrument: the theremin. Cited as ?where it all... See details