Thursday, May 23, 2013
Science of music
BBC4’s The Science of Music, presented by Robert Winston, has impressed me so far with the level at which it has been able to discuss the issues. This is why radio so often wins out over TV: no silly distractions or actors swanning around in period costume, just serious engagement with the topic. The fact that I’m in both of the first two episodes has, of course, nothing to do with this judgement. It’s much more a function of Robert being frighteningly well informed about music, as I discovered in my long and rather exhausting (but very enjoyable) chat with him.