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04/09/2012

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18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 September 2012

Music has always evolved with technology but have the advances always been beneficial?

With news of the forthcoming release of an album entirely composed by a computer what will be left of the creative process for musicians.

Many other musicians have used the latest technology to 'push the outside of the envelope' of music, creating sounds and ways of listening previously unknown to man.

In a special edition of Click from the BBC Radio Theatre, presenter Gareth Mitchel and technology specialist Bill Thompson, focus on music and technology.

They are joined by a panel of experts, including the soundscape artist, Martyn Ware – founder member of The Human League and Heaven 17; the technophile composer Alexis Kirke, who has been called "the Philip K Dick of contemporary music"; and the experimenting pianist Sarah Nicolls, who plays on her own 'Inside-Out Piano' and triggers music via sensors on her muscles.

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