Great Bleep Forward, The [6 Music]

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Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

As the BBC 6 Music Prom explores the borderlands of classical music, with the pioneers of a new generation of musicians who draw on contemporary electronic influences, there another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronica.

Hear the first baby's cry of the moog synthesiser, embrace the difficult childhood of prog rock, grapple with the 'experimental' teenage years of the New Romantics and discover the middle-aged maturity and nostalgia of the present day. You'll also get a sense of the sound of the future.

The series features interviews with many of the key players in the development of electronic music including Robert Moog, Kraftwerk's Ralph Hutter, Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood, Factory's Tony Wilson, Thomas Dolby, The Human League, Primal Scream, A Guy Called Gerald, Zoot Woman and Grandaddy.

012010072720161206 (6M)

Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

012010072720150120 (6M)

Andrew Collins presents a four-part exploration of electronica.

Hear the first baby's cry of the moog synthesiser, embrace the difficult childhood of prog rock, grapple with the 'experimental' teenage years of the New Romantics and discover the middle-aged maturity and nostalgia of the present day. You'll also get a sense of the sound of the future.

The series features interviews with many of the key players in the development of electronic music including Robert Moog, Kraftwerk's Ralph Hutter, Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood, Factory's Tony Wilson, Thomas Dolby, The Human League, Primal Scream, A Guy Called Gerald, Zoot Woman and Grandaddy.

Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

012010072720161206 (6M)

As the BBC's My Generation season reaches the 1980, another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronic music.

Hear the first baby's cry of the moog synthesiser, embrace the difficult childhood of prog rock, grapple with the 'experimental' teenage years of the New Romantics and discover the middle-aged maturity and nostalgia of the present day.

The series features interviews with many of the key players in the development of electronic music including Robert Moog, Kraftwerk's Ralph Hutter, Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood, Factory's Tony Wilson, Thomas Dolby, the Human League, Primal Scream, A Guy Called Gerald, Zoot Woman and Grandaddy.

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Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

As the BBC 6 Music Prom explores the borderlands of classical music, with the pioneers of a new generation of musicians who draw on contemporary electronic influences, there another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronica.

The series continues with an in depth look at the end of the seventies, the end of punk. Kids who can't play the guitar well enough to get in a punk band start forming synth bands.

We hear how The Human League, Heaven 17, Thomas Dolby, Depeche Mode and New Order shaped the sounds of a generation. Synths then are everywhere and ultimately take over the world.

The DX7 is the world's first million-selling synth and we hear why. We also discover how synths joined the musical mainstream and paved the way for others to follow and emulate.

First broadcast in 2004.

022010072820150121 (6M)

Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

022010072820161207 (6M)

Andrew Collins explores the development of electronic music.

022010072820161207 (6M)

Another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronic music.

The series continues with an in depth look at the end of the seventies, the end of punk. Kids who can't play the guitar well enough to get in a punk band start forming synth bands.

We hear how The Human League, Heaven 17, Thomas Dolby, Depeche Mode and New Order shaped the sounds of a generation. Synths then are everywhere and ultimately take over the world.

The DX7 is the world's first million-selling synth and we hear why. We also discover how synths joined the musical mainstream and paved the way for others to follow and emulate.

First broadcast in 2004.

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Andrew Collins explores the electronic music of the late 1980s.

As the BBC 6 Music Prom explores the borderlands of classical music, with the pioneers of a new generation of musicians who draw on contemporary electronic influences, there another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronica.

Tonight Andrew considers the electronic music of the late 80s.

As people grew tired of the Soft Cell and The Thompson Twins' approach to music, the electronic genie leaped out the bottle to reveal how sampling would change what we hear.

In this third programme Andrew Collins explores the sampling boom and the way drum machines could never drive a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool but could redefine the beat of the late 80s.

We hear how technology became cheap, letting groups like M/A/R/R/S and White Town release singles from their bedrooms.

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Andrew Collins explores the electronic music of the late 1980s.

As 6 Music celebrates electronica, there's another chance to hear Andrew Collins's four-part exploration of its history.

Tonight Andrew considers the electronic music of the late 80s.

As people grew tired of the Soft Cell and The Thompson Twins' approach to music, the electronic genie leaped out the bottle to reveal how sampling would change what we hear.

In this third programme Andrew Collins explores the sampling boom and the way drum machines could never drive a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool but could redefine the beat of the late 80s.

We hear how technology became cheap, letting groups like M/A/R/R/S and White Town release singles from their bedrooms.

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Andrew Collins explores the electronic music of the late 1980s.

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Another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronic music.

Tonight Andrew considers the late 80s.

As people grew tired of the Soft Cell and The Thompson Twins' approach to music, the electronic genie leaped out the bottle to reveal how sampling would change what we hear.

In this third programme Andrew Collins explores the sampling boom and the way drum machines could never drive a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool but could redefine the beat of the late 80s.

We hear how technology became cheap, letting groups like M/A/R/R/S and White Town release singles from their bedrooms.

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Andrew Collins provides a glimpse of the future of electronic music.

As 6 Music celebrates electronica, there's another chance to hear Andrew Collins's four-part exploration of its history.

In the final part of the series, Andrew gives us a glimpse of the electronic future as it appeared to him in 2004.

As electronic music reaches maturity, new artists are going back to the original synthesizers and mixing them with the most up-to-date technology to create new fusions.

Computers rule the planet and music. You no longer need to be a musician to make music, you can be a programmer. And vintage instruments can be re-created on your laptop.

Electronics have also become sophisticated in the live environment, with bands like Radiohead sampling and replaying vocals during a live track.

You can buy a software singer and guitarist for under £200 each. Have we finally created Kraftwerk's Man Machine?

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Andrew Collins provides a glimpse of the future of electronic music.

As the BBC 6 Music Prom explores the borderlands of classical music, with the pioneers of a new generation of musicians who draw on contemporary electronic influences, there another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronica.

In the final part of the series, Andrew gives us a glimpse of the electronic future as it appeared to him in 2004 when this seires was made.

As electronic music reaches maturity, new artists are going back to the original synthesizers and mixing them with the most up-to-date technology to create new fusions.

Computers rule the planet and music. You no longer need to be a musician to make music, you can be a programmer. And vintage instruments can be re-created on your laptop.

Electronics have also become sophisticated in the live environment, with bands like Radiohead sampling and replaying vocals during a live track.

You can buy a software singer and guitarist for under £200 each. Have we finally created Kraftwerk's Man Machine?

042010073020161209 (6M)

Andrew Collins provides a glimpse of the future of electronic music.

042010073020161209 (6M)

Another chance to hear Andrew Collins presenting a four-part series on electronica.

In the final part of the series, Andrew gives us a glimpse of the electronic future as it appeared to him in 2004, when this series was made.

As electronic music reaches maturity, new artists are going back to the original synthesizers and mixing them with the most up-to-date technology to create new fusions.

Computers rule the planet and music. You no longer need to be a musician to make music, you can be a programmer. And vintage instruments can be re-created on your laptop.

Electronics have also become sophisticated in the live environment, with bands like Radiohead sampling and replaying vocals during a live track.

You can buy a software singer and guitarist for under £200 each. Have we finally created Kraftwerk's Man Machine?