In 1958 the BBC established the Radiophonic Workshop to explore and produce innovative sounds for radio programming. The group’s unconventional approach to sound synthesis and arrangement poised them at the forefront of music technology – making them the envy of many pioneering musicians. Looking back at some of their hardware setups, it’s no wonder current-day sound makers still hold the workshop in such high regard.
Workshop member Delia Derbyshire is responsible for what is commonly accepted as the group’s signature recording – recorded in ’63, the original theme from Doctor Who.
Simply unbeatable – electronic music doesn’t get any better than that.
Visit the Radiophonic Workshop gallery
Read more of the group’s history on Wikipedia