The Tone Generation, originally made as a 10 part series for London`s Resonance FM, has expanded beyond its initial coverage of early electronic music around the world, and continues with a new topic in each subsequent programme.Still using his record and cd collection as source material, Ian Helliwell has explored electronics in jazz and dance, and looked in detail at Expo 58, the RCA Synthesizer and electronic music authors.Future Tone Generation programmes are planned on computer music, EMS synthesizers and women in electronic music.Produced by Simon James Credit announcements by Anna Dumitriu & Blue PinWritten, researched and presented by Ian Helliwell
The series continues with a look at early synthesizer music made with the electronic music boxes of Don Buchla. Starting off with Morton Subotnick, Helliwell plays and discusses tracks by Ernst Krenek, Michael Czajkowski, Warner Jepson, Bulent Arel and Arthur Krieger.
In this twentieth edition Ian Helliwell explores electronic music in combination with vocals, and plays a selection of tracks which reveal the voice cut-up, distorted, modulated and combined with electronics and tape.Music composed by: Richard Maxfield, Luciano Berio, Mel Powell, Herbert Brun, Kenneth Gaburo, Gordon Mumma and Richard Trythall.
In this 19th show the electronic music tracks all come from a selection of female composers who worked with tape or analogue synthesizers. Featuring Else Marie Pade, Jean Ichelberger-Ivey, Pril Smiley, Daria Semegen, Ludmilla Frajt, Laurie Spiegel and Lily Greenham.
In this special hour long edition of the ongoing series exploring earlyelectronic music, Ian Helliwell delves into his archive to unearth tracks bysome of the pioneers in computing. Starting with the first original computercomposition in 1957, the selection gives an insight into the developments ofmusic made initially on giant mainframes using punched cards, and then onto more compact systems by the late 1970s.The programme includes tracks by Max Mathews, John R. Pierce, James Tenney, Jean Cla...
Selecting tracks as usual from his record and CD collection, Ian Helliwell explores electronic music generated with EMS equipment, including the Synthi A, VCS3 and Synthi 100. Featuring pieces by Tristram Cary, Pink Floyd, Andzej Dobrowolski, White Noise, Harrisson Birtwistle and Priscilla McLean.
This 45 minute programme explores a selection of electronic music featuredat Expos during the 1960s, featuring tracks from the Seattle World`s Fair1962, the New York World`s Fair 1964/65, Expo 67 and Expo 70 - composed byAttilio Mineo, Raymond Scott, Otto Joachim, Zbignew Blazje, Marino Zuccheri,Toshi Ichiyanagi, Douglas Lilburn and Arne Nordheim.
Music by: Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Lowell Cross, Tristram Cary, Elliott Schwartz and Ernst Krenek.
In this hour long special Ian Helliwell digs out tracks from his collection by Tom Dissevelt, Bernard Parmegiani, John Baker, Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, Nucleus, Freddie Hubbard/Ilhan Mimaroglu, Paul Bley, Sun Ra and Herbie Hancock to illustrate the them.
This edition uncovers a selection of composers who have created electronic music scores for modern dance or ballet, and includes tracks by Henk Badings, Remi Gassman, Warner Jepson, Pierre Henry, Ernest Berk and Alwin Nikolais.