Doctor Who theme tune creators to play special gig

Doctor Who theme tune creators to play special gig

Doctor Who theme tune creators to play special gig

First published in News

The creators of the iconic Doctor Who soundtrack are to reform for a special one-off performance.

British electronic group Radiophonic Workshop will play at the University of Chichester on April 11.

The quintet, who were the original sound effects unit for the BBC during the 1950s, will also be talking about their half century of music with the audience.

The group has also produced music for the likes of BBC programmes including Horizon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Newsround.

However its members are best known for creating the title track for hit BBC show Doctor Who, as well as its TARDIS sound effect, which is still used in the re-launched series.

The day-long gig, which runs from 10am until 11.30pm, is being held at the institution’s Bishop Otter campus in Chichester.

Dr Adam Locks, from the university’s Department of Media said the influence of the Radiophonic Workshop on popular music had been profound.

He added: “From The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd, through to many of today's DJs who have sampled the Workshop’s albums, their legacy continues to grow as new generations of musicians discover their rich catalogue.

“This intimate performance will cover the 55-year career and the rebirth of one of electro music’s pioneering groups, and is certainly something not to miss.”

To find out more and to book tickets visit www.radiophonicworkshop2014.co.uk.

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