- Date: 12 September 2012
- Region: National
Electronic artist Matthew Herbert is the Creative Director of the New Radiophonic Workshop. Credit: Courtesy of BBC
The Space is a free digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that aims to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture by showcasing innovative content from artists, arts and cultural organisations.
Every week new exciting content is added. Here is a snapshot of what's to come.
The BBC's famous experimental sound laboratory, the Radiophonic Workshop, has been reincarnated 14 years after its demise, in virtual form on The Space. Heading up the new workshop is renowned electronic composer, Matthew Herbert.
On Wednesday 12 September, listen to the Workshop's new piece, Bush House, premiered on BBC Radio 4's Today programme and now available to listen to on The Space. Signifying the BBC's move out of Bush House, the piece was created using old broadcast equipment from the building.
Watch Barrowlands on demand, the new work by world famous choreographer, Michael Clark. The piece celebrates the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, once the city's premier dance hall and now a revered rock music venue.
Download and listen to episode five in Lauren Laverne's podcast series, Lauren's Spacepod 2012. In this episode Lauren explores the cultural legacy of London 2012 Festival in conversation with Festival Director Ruth Mackenzie.
On Wednesday 12 September experience exciting new multimedia work, Songs from the Shipyard, which tells the powerful story of shipbuilding in the UK. The work is the result of a collaboration between acclaimed folk band, The Unthanks and director Richard Fenwick, produced by Tyneside Cinema.
From Thursday 13 September watch Part one of How You Restore A Silent Film, part of the BFI's The Genius of Hitchcock season.
On Thursday, the seventh movement in composer Benjamin Till's London Requiem will also be unveiled. The piece is inspired by London's gravestones and has been commissioned by Rich Mix.
You can access The Space now at thespace.org or by viewing on connected TV or The Space channel (Freeview HD channel 232).