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This week on The Space: the New Radiophonic Workshop and more

  • Date: 12 September 2012
  • Area: National
Man sitting at a mix desk in a recording studio

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.

Listen to the New Radiophonic Workshop

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.

Also on The Space this week

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 Tuesday 11 September music fans can find out who John Peel listened to in the 'T' section of his legendary record collection.

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.

Recent highlights still available on The Space

  • Watch Mummy Ji presents, the search for the best in British Asian talent, from the behind Britain's Got Bhangra
  • Watch highlights of the Overworlds & Underworlds Festival which took place in Leeds city centre in May 2012
  • Watch films exploring the development of contemporary circus arts, as part of Circus Postcards
  • Watch Tongue Fu Flicks, spontaneous performances of poetry, accompanied by improvised music and filmed animations
  • Watch We Face Forward, films based on a series of music concerts in Manchester featuring some of Africa's most talented contemporary artists - most recently, Grammy award-winner Angelique Kidjo

Further information

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