11th April 2014

In Conversation and in Concert


Mark Ayres

Mark Ayres was involved in the Radiophonic Work- shop’s final days at the BBC and went on to become their archivist. He created incidental music for Doctor Who in the 1980s, during Sylvester McCoy’s tenure, including the stories “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” and “The Curse of Fenric”. He has com- posed for television and film including scores for 1996 feature The Innocent Sleep (a mafia thriller starring Rupert Graves and Michael Gambon) and the forthcoming Scar Tissue, featuring Charity Wakefield and Kenneth Colley. Ayres’ devotion to the Workshop after Doctor Who ceased broadcasting in 1989 proved vital in regenerating interest in their work. He is an Executive Member of the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors (BASCA).

In performance Mark Ayres will be using Apple MacBook Pro with Apple Logic Pro X and Stein- berg Nuendo, Novation SL25 MkII Controller Keyboard, Keith McMillen QNexus, Roland D-50 Synthesiser, Roland JX- 3P Synthesiser, Roland System 100M, Korg MS20 and MS50, Yamaha WX11 Wind Instrument, Behringer X32 Mixing Console, Tascam 32 Tape Recorder, Lampshades.

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