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Music Taken From The 1980s Educational Schools Maths Television Series By Ron Geesin
  1. Welcome To Mathematics
  2. Ten And A Hundred
  3. Plus And Minus Five
  4. Soft Mirrors
  5. Colliding Clowns
  6. Swaggering Cowboy
  7. Plus And Minus Eight
  8. Accelerating Athletes
  9. Halving Rectangles
  10. Myriad Mosaics
  11. Shapely Patterns
  12. Composite Cookbook
  13. Agitated Banjo
  14. Clocking The Day
  15. Jumping Pyramids
  16. Shadows In Four Aspects. Unitary Climb
  17. Colossal Triangle Split
  18. Apple Tree Angles
  19. Child’s Angled Views
  20. Old Seagull And Chips
  21. Seaside Romp
  22. Fair By The Sea
  23. Tranquil Snail
  24. Masts And Nets
  25. Numbered Rows
  26. Slipping And Sliding
  27. Perfect Postman
  28. Running Big And Wee
  29. Take It Away
  30. Ten

Basic Maths (OST)

Music Taken From The 1980s Educational Schools Maths Television Series By Ron Geesin

  • limited black lp

    Released: 17th May 2024


Wow! So you’re telling me Ron Geesin made this kooky electro groovy score to a really progressive maths educational programme on Central TV in 1980 and it’s musically anarchic and amazing and it’s never been issued before? Until now - Wow again!!!! And there’s 30 tracks.

Basic Maths was the second educational TV Series for the Midlands-based ITV station for which I composed, played and recorded all music and noises. The first series, also for budding mathematicians in the 7-10 age group, was Leapfrog in 1978 produced by ATV (Associated Television): Basic Maths was for the newly-formed Central Television, the work spanning 1980-1981; both series were of twenty-eight parts.

The most worthy idea for both of these series was to project mathematics into life by means mainly of non-verbal sound and vision, with both animated and live action films, linked by two presenters, Fred Harris and Mary Waterhouse. In my role as Media Composer, I had had quite enough of voice overs, therefore music well under, so this fairly radical educational approach at the time encouraged my creative juices to run unhindered. Of course the sound had to do something with the picture and not just use it as a carrier for peacock display. It had to duet, play with and explain the visual content using novel and engaging techniques, so this involved the usual and sometimes intricate mathematical calculations which constantly exercised my already reasonable school maths.