Repercussions #19 “Early Electronics – The 1960s”

Revisits some of the important electronic records of the 1960s, tracing the journey from musique concrète and tape loop experiments, to sci-fi classics and psychedelic freak-outs


If the 1950s was all about teenage rebellion and rock’n’roll, the 1960s took things to the next level – a decade of wild experimentation, free expression and the birth of counter culture as we know it today.  The implications of all these things on music was of course profound – but whilst The Rolling Stones and their ilk were all riffing off old blues records, the 1960s was the decade where electronic music came into its own.

In this episode of Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan revisits some of the important electronic records of the era, tracing the journey from musique concrète and tape loop experiments, to sci-fi classics and psychedelic freak-outs, via artists such as Delia Derbyshire, Morton Subotnick, The Beach Boys, John Cage, Steve Reich and more.

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Featured in this episode:
The Blue Men – I Hear A New World (1960)
Vladimir Ussachevsky – Wireless Fantasy (1960)
Tod Dockstader – Apocalypse, Part 2 (1961)
Ray Cathode – Waltz In Orbit (1962)
The Tornados – Telstar (1962)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Dr Who (Original Theme) (1963)
Delia Derbyshire – Know Your Car (Get Out And Get Under) (1963)
Delia Derbyshire – Science And Health (1964)
Perrey-Kingsley – Computer in Love (1966)
John Cage – Rozart Mix (1965)
Raymond Scott – Bufferin: “Memories” (1967)
Steve Reich – Come Out (1966)
Morton Subotnick – Silver Apples Of The Moon Part 2 (1968)
Silver Apples – Oscillations (1968)
The Beach Boys – Fall Breaks And Back Into Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)(1968)
Abaco Dream – Cat Woman (1969)
Os Mutantes – Dia 36 (1969)

First broadcast on FBi Click 17th November 2014