The Music Machine

Episodes

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Dance Rhythm19970805

Tommy Pearson joins Baroque dance expert Lucy Graham and looks at the minuet, bourree, sarabande, galliard and gigue.

Dance Rhythm19970806

Tommy Pearson takes his partner for some early-evening ballroom dancing.

Dance Rhythm19970807

Tommy Pearson continues his week-long examination of dance by looking at jazz and tap.

Mit19970811

Tommy Pearson begins a week exploring the work of composer Tod Machover, who is based at the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

Today, they talk about the musical activities that go on at the media lab.

Mit19970812

Tommy Pearson talks to composer Tod Machover of the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston about the new type of musical instruments he has created, called hyperinstruments.

Top international cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about the hypercello that Machover designed especially for him.

Mit19970813

Tommy Pearson finds out more about Hyperinstruments and discovers that Tod Machover and his team from the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have created instruments that you can play even if you have no training at all.

They look at instruments with fascinating names like the gesture wall and the rhythm tree.

Mit19970815

Tommy Pearson ends his week exploring the work of composer Tod Machover by taking part in performances of his ground-breaking piece The Brain Opera in Copenhagen and, via the Internet, New York.

Ondioline2004052420050411

In the corner of a Paris flat lies a silent Ondioline, one of the first electronic musical instruments, invented in a French morgue in the 1940s.

Can it be resuscitated?

Cristiane, was close to the inventor and is convinced that the old stalwart of space age pop can be resuscitated.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 January 199619960105

Producer: A.

PITTS

Next in series: 29 February 1996

Previous in series: 22 December 1995

Broadcast history

05 Jan 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 February 199619960229

Producer: WINES, C

Next in series: 01 March 1996

Previous in series: 05 January 1996

Broadcast history

29 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 May 199519950911

First broadcast on 1995-05-29

Producer: J.

ISAACS

Next in series: 30 May 1995

Previous in series: 23 May 1995

Broadcast history

29 May 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

11 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-05-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 May 199519950912

First broadcast on 1995-05-30

Producer: J.

ISAACS

Next in series: 11 July 1995

Previous in series: 29 May 1995

Broadcast history

30 May 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

12 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-05-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Fusion Reaction19950905

First broadcast on 1994-12-06

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: TECHNICOLOUR TUNES

Previous in series: THE CHILL FACTOR

Broadcast history

06 Dec 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

05 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-08

Programme Catalogue - Details: Barbara Thompson19960214

First broadcast on 1994-10-26

Producer: A.

HALL

Next in series: FRANK DENYER

Previous in series: PAUL NEWLAND

Broadcast history

26 Oct 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

14 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-20

Programme Catalogue - Details: Barrington Pheloung19960212

First broadcast on 1994-10-24

Producer: A.

HALL

Next in series: PAUL NEWLAND

Previous in series: SUPERTUNES

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

12 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-19

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eleanor Alberga19960216

First broadcast on 1994-10-28

Producer: A.

HALL

Next in series: JAZZ FAMILY TREE

Previous in series: FRANK DENYER

Broadcast history

28 Oct 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

16 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-12

Programme Catalogue - Details: Frank Denyer19960215

First broadcast on 1994-10-27

Producer: A.

HALL

Next in series: ELEANOR ALBERGA

Previous in series: BARBARA THOMPSON

Broadcast history

27 Oct 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

15 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-25

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jurassic Rock19950907

First broadcast on 1994-12-08

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: PERSONALITY FAX

Previous in series: TECHNICOLOUR TUNES

Broadcast history

08 Dec 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

07 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-21

Programme Catalogue - Details: Paul Newland19960213

First broadcast on 1994-10-25

Producer: A.

HALL

Next in series: BARBARA THOMPSON

Previous in series: BARRINGTON PHELOUNG

Broadcast history

25 Oct 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

13 Feb 1996 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-12

Programme Catalogue - Details: Personality Fax19950908

First broadcast on 1994-12-09

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: 02 January 1995

Previous in series: JURASSIC ROCK

Broadcast history

09 Dec 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

08 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-11

Programme Catalogue - Details: Technicolour Tunes19950906

First broadcast on 1994-12-07

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: JURASSIC ROCK

Previous in series: A FUSION REACTION

Broadcast history

07 Dec 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

06 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-21

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Chill Factor19950904

First broadcast on 1994-12-05

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: A FUSION REACTION

Previous in series: 10 November 1994

Broadcast history

05 Dec 1994 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

04 Sep 1995 17:00-17:15 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-11-07

Riverdance19970808

Tommy Pearson rounds off the week with a look at the fusion of dance styles explored by `Riverdance'.

The Brain Opera19970814

Tod Machover of the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston is a composer of operas with a difference.

Tommy Pearson talks to him about about the future of the art-form and finds out about his latest project, `The Brain Opera'.