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BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Saturday 25th October

Time: 1pm - 9pm (includes all events, read timetable below)

The Digital Hub: The Auditorium, Digital Exchange, The Digital Hub, Crane St, Dublin 8

Free Admission: to guarantee entry contact please to hold your place

* Workshop from FAW (Future Audio Workshop, Irl) with special guest Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music, USA)

1.00pm – 1.40pm FAW [Future Audio Workshop]
1.50pm – 2.30pm Peter Kirn [Create Digital Music]

* Irish premiere of Totally Wired (documentary film about Schneider’s Bureau in Berlin, followed by Q+A from Andreas Schneider and director Niamh Ahern.)

2.50pm – 4.10pm Totally Wired Film [Dir. Niamh Ahern]
4.10pm - 5.10pm Andreas Schneider [Schneider’s Bureau]

* BBC Radiophonic Workshop presented by Dave Vorhaus and Mark Jenkins. (White Noise, UK).

5.30pm – 6.30pm Dave Vorhaus & Mark Jenkins [White Noise / BBC Radiophonic Workshop

7.00pm – 8.00pm Diffusion Concert / Soundings

8.00pm – 9.00pm Spatial Music Collective Concert

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop presented by Dave Vorhaus and Mark Jenkins
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, one of the sound effects units of the BBC, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio, and was closed in March 1998, although much of its traditional work had already been outsourced by 1995. It was based in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in Delaware Road, London, growing outwards from the then-legendary Room 13. The innovative music and techniques used by the Workshop has made it one of the most significant influences on Dave Vorhaus, the leading man of White Noise. Originally a band project, but for 20 years the solo concern of American-born David Vorhaus – White Noise has been one of the premier names in innovative electronic music since the late 1960s. A lot of people only know his first magnificent lp An Electric Storm, but Vorhaus made a lot more. To begin with: White Noise 2 till 5.5. And a lot of library music on KPM, a.o. Out of the Dark, Sleight of Mind, Mind Games and Sound Conjurer, in collaboration with Dave Bradnum.





Vorhaus studied both classical music (as a bassist) and electronics, and became interested in developing new styles of music while in London in the 1960s. Influenced by the classical avant-garde but also wishing to incorporate elements of pop music, he collaborated with several other musicians to create the first White Noise album (in fact credited to The White Noise) in 1968. On subsequent albums, as technology developed, Vorhaus was able to continue the project as a solo act, also developing a busy career in library music and TV themes. White Noise tracks with their quirky use of electronics, soundsamples and sequences are heard constantly around the world on TV documentaries, links and advertising, but the long form album projects White Noise 2 – Concerto for Synthesizer, White Noise 3 – Re-Entry, White Noise 4 – Inferno and White Noise 5 – Sound Mind extend the techniques and textures used to the maximum.

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