BBC 6 MUSIC: Professor Danielle George and The Floppy Disk Orchestra plus Chain 7000

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    Could robots replace musicians? This is just one of the questions Professor Danielle George joins Mark & Stuart to disucss, as they continue their 'Big Science' week. All week they chat to special guests from the worlds of science, technology and music. Today Danielle brings to the studio the 'Floppy Disk Orchestra', part of The Robot Orchestra - a collection of robot 'musicians' made from a mix of recycled old instruments, electronics and junk. A Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at The University of Manchester, Danielle worked as a Radio Frequency Engineer at the famous Jodrell Bank Observatory and has been a speaker for TED.

    Also today.... Dun da-da dun da-da dundy-dun duuun.... THE CHAIN! The long-standing RadMac feature reaches its 7000th link!! To celebrate, 'voice of The Chain' Gordon Burns joins Mark and Stuart in the studio to introduce the milestone link LIVE in person. Begun a decade ago, The Chain is a never-ending string of tracks, each one connected to the one before in some way, chosen by listeners. Could YOU be the 7000th chain caller? Could YOU be talking to Mark, Stuart AND Gordon Burns on this monumental day? Tune in and get in touch with your suggestions.

    And if robots, astrophysicists and Krypton Factor hosts are just not enough for you, there's also Tea Time Theme Time, the end-of-show tracks linked to one another by an ingenious theme. Plus a daily gathering of Music News and a smattering of all the latest records gathered by Mark and Stuart too.

    Period9 Nov 2017

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    • TitleProfessor Danielle George and The Floppy Disk Orchestra plus Chain 7000
      Media name/outletBBC 6 Music
      Media typeRadio
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/11/17
      DescriptionCould robots replace musicians? This is just one of the questions Professor Danielle George joins Mark & Stuart to disucss, as they continue their 'Big Science' week. All week they chat to special guests from the worlds of science, technology and music. Today Danielle brings to the studio the 'Floppy Disk Orchestra', part of The Robot Orchestra - a collection of robot 'musicians' made from a mix of recycled old instruments, electronics and junk. A Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at The University of Manchester, Danielle worked as a Radio Frequency Engineer at the famous Jodrell Bank Observatory and has been a speaker for TED. Also today.... Dun da-da dun da-da dundy-dun duuun.... THE CHAIN! The long-standing RadMac feature reaches its 7000th link!! To celebrate, 'voice of The Chain' Gordon Burns joins Mark and Stuart in the studio to introduce the milestone link LIVE in person. Begun a decade ago, The Chain is a never-ending string of tracks, each one connected to the one before in some way, chosen by listeners. Could YOU be the 7000th chain caller? Could YOU be talking to Mark, Stuart AND Gordon Burns on this monumental day? Tune in and get in touch with your suggestions. And if robots, astrophysicists and Krypton Factor hosts are just not enough for you, there's also Tea Time Theme Time, the end-of-show tracks linked to one another by an ingenious theme. Plus a daily gathering of Music News and a smattering of all the latest records gathered by Mark and Stuart too.
      URLwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c0q4t#playt=1h35m36s
      PersonsDanielle George

    Keywords

    • robots
    • robot orchestra
    • science outreach
    • engineering