The Wire [the impact of electricity on music]

Every week I'll listen to an episode of The Doc Project via the CBC Radio app. Today I noticed that eight episodes of a series entitled The Wire were available.

Initially, I thought it might be about my favourite television series of all-time, but quickly learned it was an audio series about the impact of electricity on music. What the heck, I started episode one and went for a ride.

It's pretty awesome. There are great interviews, great music and interesting discussions. I blew through two episodes and then learned this series is actually over a decade old. I completely missed it the first time around, but am pleased to have discovered it now.

It's so old, I can't find a feed for it, but you can stream the episodes here. If you enjoy music, you'll love The Wire.

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Ajax Rob

Hmmm. There's a documentary on Netflix called "I Dream of Wires" which is about the synthesizer and its impact on music from the 60's to today.

I saw it a few months ago but I'm pretty sure they spend time at UofT as they have one of the first synthesizers on campus.

If you like the CBC series, I can hazard a guess you'd like this documentary too.

May 4, 2016 @ 5:13 PM

Charlie Watts

Forgive the terrible pun with the 'Your name' Mike but this looks great. Thanks much.

May 4, 2016 @ 11:05 PM

markosaar

Thanks for the tip ... I love electronic music. Basically ditched all my 90s alt-rock and cancon for it by the 2000s. Blame Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails. Also how horrible 102.1 had gotten...

May 5, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

markosaar

...rereading your post, this topic can obviously cover electric guitars and amplification too haha. Still good.

May 5, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@markosaar

And that scary as hell Doctor Who theme.

May 5, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

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