Apologies if this is the most trivial post you ever read (and I ever make) but I’ve spotted something a bit geeky about the Big Finish theme tune for the new series UNIT stories. It came about while listening to UNIT: Incursions (review coming) and thinking about just how to write a theme tune…
Delia Derbyshire: Trailblazer
The BBC has identified Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme as one of ten pieces to be studied as part of a project to introduce children to classical music. This puts her on a level with Gershwin, Vivaldi and Brahms! Details: Children to study Doctor Who theme tune in BBC Ten Pieces. +++ Message Ends +++
The Musical side of Doctor Who
If you’re interested in the impact of Doctor Who on popular culture or at least the theme tune on popular music, you might want to have a look at this piece by James Baldock on the DWC site: DOC OF THE POPS: THE TYPE 40 AND THE TOP 40. Although it covers familiar ground, I learned…
Hymns for Robots
If you’re near Swindon either today (9 Nov 2018) or tomorrow, you might want to visit the Noctium Theatre for a production concerning the musical life of Delia Derbyshire. Titled Hymns for Robots, more details in the Swindon Advertiser: Noctium Theatre lands TARDIS for Delia Derbyshire drama. <<< Message Ends >>>
Segun Akinola and the new Series 11 theme tune
New on the BBC Doctor Who site is a video on how Segun Akinola created the music for series 11. It’s not just one for the musos! There’s also contributions from Chris Chibnall. Check it out: Making The Theme Tune. &&& Message Ends &&&
New Logo – what else might we get for series 11?
So, the BBC has unveiled some new look and feel for the first series of the Chibnall era (Jodie Whittaker Unveils Brand New Doctor Who Logo). I like the moody look of the picture (left) more than the little sequence on the news item, it did make me wonder what else might change. I was…
Will there be a new recording of the Doctor Who theme tune now?
Here’s one candidate, thanks to BBC 3: New Doctor Who… new theme tune? Thanks to the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band! +*+ Message Ends +*+
Vashta Nerada: Doctor Who theme by Traffic Experiment
UK prog rockers Traffic Experiment have recorded a tremendous version of the Doctor Who theme music. Available on their website (here), there is also a video of them playing on YouTube.
Doctor Who theme from Player Piano
This is a wonderful rendition of the theme on a TARDIS coloured grand piano by a talented pianist. Look out for the costume changes! Enjoy!
Robots perform the Doctor Who theme
As part of this years Royal Institute Christmas Lectures… This may not be the most surreal experience you will have this holiday but I expect it will be up there near the top! I thought the main robot was using a theremin, but I didn’t hear it – any input appreciated! The youtube link is taken…