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22 Mar 2017

PREVIEW: 25th March - BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Radiophonic Worksop perform TV Classics.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Logo


The BBC National Orchestra of Wales bring an afternoon and evening of British film music history to St David's Hall, Cardiff this weekend. The Radiophonic Workshop responsible for the timeless soundtrack of Doctor Who and for changing the face of electronic music as we know it. If you are a fan of sci fi, interested in the history of electronic music or just enjoy a good night out. Geek Musique is the place to be this Saturday (25th March, 2017). An evening of television nostalgia presented by Robert Llewellyn also known for his star role in Red Dwarf as Cryton. The emotionally unstable robot.

Robert Llewellyn from Red Dwarf


The first show will be starting at 15:30 and will feature classic TV and Film soundtracks performed by NOW. Expect John Williams (Superman), James Horner (Star Trek), Jerry Goldsmith (Planet of the Apes ) and Alex North (2001: A Space Odyssey) amongst many other well known compositions. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5cp6q)


The evening show (21:00) will be the one to catch if you are in any way interested in electronic music. Three members of the Radiophonic Workshop will join the BBC NOW with a bank of vintage synthesisers and classic sounds from the nostalgic era of analog TV and Ceefax! Who remembers Ceefax?

“For this concert we’re joined by three members from the Radiophonic Workshop playing a bank of vintage synthesisers. The Radiophonic Workshop is responsible for having created other-worldly soundtracks for some of the BBC’s most iconic programs, including the Doctor Who Theme. The maverick group of experimental composers and musical innovators was founded in 1958, exploring new ways of using sound technology to produce sound effects and new music for the BBC until they were decommissioned in 1998. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e853d4)” 

Cardiff will be getting a slice of BBC history this weekend. An event for all the family to enjoy.  
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