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The Atom

Matthew features music for films which take their inspiration from mankind’s inconsistent relationship with the atom and nuclear energy.

Matthew features music for films which take their inspiration from mankind’s inconsistent relationship with the atom and nuclear energy. The programme is prompted by the release of the new documentary film ‘The Atom: A Love Affair’. Matthew looks at how cinema has adopted an often contradictory relationship with things atomic. He also takes this opportunity to look at writing music for documentaries with the new film’s composer Paul Honey.

The programme features music from the films ‘Radioactive’; ‘X - The Unknown’; ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’; ‘Superman IV - The Quest For Peace’; ‘Edge Of Darkness’; ‘Goldfinger’; ‘Radium Girls’; ‘ The China Syndrome’; ‘Silkwood’; ‘Grand Central’; ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘The Atom - A Love Affair’. The Classic Score of the Week Is Leonard Rosenman’s extraordinary music for the 1970 post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, ‘Beneath The Planet of the Apes’.

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Sat 23 May 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Evgueni Galperine

    Radioactive (2019) The Nicest Days

    Composer: Sacha Galperine. Performer: Evgueni Galperine. Performer: Sacha Galperine.
    • Milan.
  • Frederik Weidman

    Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) The Justice League

    Orchestra: Angel City Studio Orchestra.
    • LA LA LAND.
  • John Williams

    Superman IV (1987) First Nuclear Man

    Music Arranger: Alexander Courage. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Courage.
    • La-La Land Records.
  • Eric Clapton

    Edge of Darkness (1985) Theme

    Performer: Eric Clapton.
    • Reprise Records.
  • John Barry

    Goldfinger (1964) Goldfinger

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Barry.
    • EMI.
  • Lillie Rebecca McDonough

    Radium Girls (2018) Title Credits

    Performer: Lillie Rebecca McDonough.
  • Georges Delerue

    Silkwood (1983) Epilogue and End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • DRG.
  • Robin Coudert

    Grand Central (2013) Les Herbes Couchées

    Performer: Robin Coudert.
    • MUSIC BOX RECORDS.
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Chernobyl (2019) Vichnaya Pamyat

    Choir: Homin Lviv Municipal Choir.
    • DG.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Ape Soldiers Continue & Hail the Bomb

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Rosenman.
    • Silver Age Classics.
  • Paul Honey

    The Atom: A Love Affair (2020) Chernobyl

    Orchestra: Studio-Ensemble.
  • Laurie Johnson

    Dr Strangelove (1964) Bomb Run

    Orchestra: City of Prague Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Mark Korven

    The Lighthouse (2019) Arrival

    Performer: Mark Korven.
    • Milan.

Broadcast

  • Sat 23 May 2020 15:00

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