**VIDEO** In conversation - The Development of Prog Rock

08 June 2020

Image Credit: John Sandford

 

As we currently do not have an automated payment solution, we rely on your generosity and goodwill to contribute to this video lecture and the organisation of others in the future.

Please make a contribution by:

1. Simply clicking on Support the BRLSI . (You can contribute as much or as little as you would like in the open field)

or

2. Texting: BRLSI 5 to 70085 to donate £5 for Visitors or BRLSI 2 to 70085 to donate £2 for Members

The costs are your donation plus a standard rate message.

 

To watch the video, please click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9YHJyAHpHs&t=399s

In a similar way to the advent of the Romantic era of Classical Music, Prog Rock largely developed because of advances in technology and music performance skills. The era of the 3 minute pop song with its simple song structure and accessible lyrics was under threat from a new breed of musicians whose approach to song writing was largely inspired by classical music traditions. Prog rock has had its critics though - overblown, pompous and self indulgent are some of the adjectives used to describe it. John’s talk will focus on some of Prog Rock’s main artists and give an insight as to why their music has endured to this day.

John Sandford, Music Teacher and Performer
X