The Changing Sound Of Radio

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2018101320210612 (BBC7)

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In this programme he revisits that first tape recorder, demonstrates cutting edge recording & editing equipment, and tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first outside broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to the current explosion in podcasting.

We hear from some of Chris' favourite broadcasters, dip into his collection of sound recordings, and hear programmes from the world of podcasting & Sound Art Radio as well as classics from the BBC Archive.

Programmes include:

Orchestra Under The Waves
A unique musical compilation made of sounds recorded under water, presented by Evelyn Glennie

The Ditch
Afternoon drama by Paul Evans about a Wildlife sound recordist who goes missing, leaving some intriguing recordings behind...

Fifteen Inches Per Second
Documentary about the use of quarter inch tape

Six House Parties
An episode of the podcast 'Imaginary Advice', created by the poet and performer Ross Sutherland.

The Iron Speaks - When The Far Becomes Near
Creative documentary about radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, produced by Christopher John Weaver and Fari Bradley. Contributors include Dr Zaki Nussaibeh, Salim Obaid Al Alelee, Dr Yousef Aydabi and Dr. Arif Al Sheikh. Voiceovers were by Frank Key, William English & Bijan Daneshmand
The programme originally aired as part of Six Pillars, on Resonance FM
https://www.resonancefm.com/

Presenter: Chris Watson
Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

20181013Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In this programme he revisits that first tape recorder, demonstrates cutting edge recording & editing equipment, and tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first outside broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to the current explosion in podcasting.

We hear from some of Chris' favourite broadcasters, dip into his collection of sound recordings, and hear programmes from the world of podcasting & Sound Art Radio as well as classics from the BBC Archive.

Programmes include:

* Orchestra Under The Waves
A unique musical compilation made of sounds recorded under water, presented by Evelyn Glennie

* The Ditch
Afternoon drama by Paul Evans about a Wildlife sound recordist who goes missing, leaving some intriguing recordings behind...

* Fifteen Inches Per Second
Documentary about the use of quarter inch tape

* Six House Parties
An episode of the podcast 'Imaginary Advice', created by the poet and performer Ross Sutherland.

* The Iron Speaks - When The Far Becomes Near
Creative documentary about radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, produced by Christopher John Weaver and Fari Bradley. Contributors include Dr Zaki Nussaibeh, Salim Obaid Al Alelee, Dr Yousef Aydabi and Dr. Arif Al Sheikh. Voiceovers were by Frank Key, William English & Bijan Daneshmand

The programme originally aired as part of Six Pillars, on Resonance FM https://www.resonancefm.com/

Presenter: Chris Watson
Producer: Jessica Treen

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2018.

How technology has changed the way we listen to radio.

01Under Water And In The Garden20200311Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound.

In the first of three programmes, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

For starters, Chris fires up his first ever tape recorder and we hear some of Chris's radio moments.

Featuring:

* Orchestra Under The Waves - presented by Evelyn Glennie [ BBC Radio 4 1996 ]

* Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird [ BBC Radio 3 2000 ]

* Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You [ BBC Home Service 1963 ]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In the first of theree programmes, Chris fires up his first ever tape recorder and we hear some of Chris's radio moments.

* Orchestra Under The Waves - presented by Evelyn Glennie [BBC Radio 4 1996]
* Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird [BBC Radio 3 2000]
* Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You [BBC Home Service 1963]

02Fifteen Inches Per Second20200318Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound.

In the second of three programmes, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

Favourite radio moments include:

* When Iron Speaks' [ part of ‘Six Pillars' on Resonance FM ]

* Fifteen Inches Per Second' documentary about ¼ ? tape [ BBC R4 2004 ]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.

Programmes include:

‘When Iron Speaks' [part of ‘Six Pillars' on Resonance FM].
‘Fifteen Inches Per Second' documentary about ¼” tape [BBC R4 2004]

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

* Fifteen Inches Per Second' documentary about ¼” tape [ BBC R4 2004 ]

03The Ditch And Six House Parties20200325Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.

Programmes include:

‘The Ditch' [BBC R4 2010]

‘Six House Parties' from Ross Sutherland's 'Imaginary Advice' [Podcast]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.