THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP: HISTORY & LEGACY
3 JULY 2009
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON, UK
This conference aims to explore the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and its legacy since its closure.
The intention is to provide a forum that brings together the range of research currently being undertaken by different disciplines in this area, including media studies, music, media history, performance and studies of popular culture.
The conference will provide presentation of papers, sound installations and screenings and potential topics could include but are not limited to:
• The influence of the Workshop on popular music
• The work of its members, including Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe
• The development of synthetic sound design
• The Radiophonic workshop and cultural history
• The technical development of electronic music (eg Musique concrete, tape recorders, synthesisers)
• Sound and music effects in broadcast drama
• Cultural significance of the Dr Who theme
Please send proposals of no more than 300 words for 20-30 minute papers, together with your designation to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st March 2008. Proposals for panels of up to three speakers are also welcome