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The Kraken wakes

Williams, AE



V McDermid

J Potter


This is a rough mix of episode 1 of a BBC / Savvy Productions radio drama, broadcast in May/June 2016 on BBC Radio 4. The music is solely composed by Williams and performed by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Clark Rundell. The knowledge revealed by the practice-based project concerns: a) the synthesis of 1950's and 1960's sci-fi movie music with contemporary orchestration and composition techniques; b) the construction of radio drama in which the music plays a role from the outset, and is not a final layer added on post-production; c) as a model of collaborative composition between drama adapter Val McDermid and composer Alan Williams.


Williams, A. (2016). The Kraken wakes. [Radio]

Other Type Composition
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2016
Online Publication Date May 28, 2016
Publication Date May 28, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 22, 2016
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Additional Information Corporate Creators : BBC Philharmonic orchestra, BBC Radio Drama, Savvy Productions
Composition Type : Music for Radio Drama