Today, we present a programme of classic electronic music from a wide range of artists ranging forward from the beginnings of the genre. In this programme we are celebrating the work of Japanese pioneer synthesist Isao Tomita, who passed away a few days ago.
In addition, you’ll hear Wendy Carlos, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Dissevelt & Baltan, an IBM 7090 computer, Larry Fast’s Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and many, many more. You’ll even hear the hilarious sounds of Perrey and Kingsley, two of the earliest artists to use synths and recorded sounds for melodic, rather than abstract, ends.
Tune in for an astonishing variety of electronic and musique concrète sounds from both the popular melodic and abstract avant-garde ends of the electronica spectrum, from the 1950s to the 1980s (by and large).
Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .