Oh, the lady? That's just personal hero and overall sound and music goddess legend Delia Derbyshire. She pretty much runs the inspiration department round here. Please don't talk while she's editing.
Have a wild dream last night? Not sure if your subconscious is telling you to come to our happy hour this Wednesday (the answer is yes!)? Well, we're inspired by Delia Derbyshire’s series for @bbc Radio 1, The Dreams, from 1964. The electronic music pioneer spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams. Delia's editing and repetition, together with her dissonant, often terrifying musique concrete soundbeds, make this distinctly uneasy bedtime listening. Good dreams and bad are eligible for the chance to be interpreted through collage by artist-architect @annieyuxi at the opening of our exhibition, Collage City.
Hit the link in our bio for more information on all the fun things happening at Wednesday’s Fall #PointLineParty and the exhibition after that. #pointlineprojects#deliaderbyshire#dreamcatcher
Delia Derbyshire + Brian Hodgson + David Vorhaus - Electronic O.S.T. (180g 1LP Edition, Reissue)
Originally released in 1969, this LP features music by BBC Radiophonic Workshop members Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson alongside David Vorhaus, an American born composer and musician with whom they formed the experimental electronic cult band White Noise. It was put out by the Standard Music Library label, set up in 1968 by Bucks Music and London Weekend Television, which supplied production music for use in TV, commercials, radio and film. Many of these tracks were used in the 1960’s cult TV show, “The Tomorrow People” and each one has a short description of the music after the track title.
SOUND AND VISION - BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was formed in 1958 to create sound effects and music for radio. It was involved in Doctor Who from the beginning. Pictured here, of course, is Delia Derbyshire who took Ron Grainers score for the Doctor Who and turned it into a little bit of magic. I'd play it to you but Instagram wont let me
This week we're crushing on a lady from the past, Delia Derbyshire.
Derbyshire was a pioneer of electronic music, most well known for co-composing the doctor who theme tune whilst working in the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. Derbyshire also created a plethora of her own intricate, other worldly pieces.
We recommend checking out the radio documentary "Sculptress of Sound" about her life. 📻🎙📽🎛🎚👩🏻💼🖤
We'd be lost without him. This is synth prof. Tireless, diligent and brilliant. He's been working on the CS 80 for a long long time to bring it back to life. Last night we reaped the benefits as this contrary and vivid beast literally took over one of our tracks. We're not collectors, we're musicians. This weezing orchestra of electronic waves delivers a sound that makes you want to write for it. Like a piano. Don't let your mouse get ideas above it's station.
Don't update your DAW. Make records, release them, sign your name on something. #analogsynthesizer#blowuphollywood#bombayduborchestra#deliaderbyshire#bbc#sixdegreesrecords#synthesizer#synthprof .com
...having done a couple of hours on the trails this morning (Mt Butler via the Twins to Stanley) and rewarded myself with a chilled young coconut it is time to chill out myself and get even closer to nature with this Delia Derbyshire soundtrack. On Trunk Records there have been a few re-issues but this is her longest piece of recorded music I believe. Relaxing and calming - a great antidote indeed to Hong Kong life!
Delia Derbyshire And Elsa Stansfield – Circle Of Light
Trunk Records, UK, 22 Jul 2016
Experimental, Musique Concrète, Soundtrack
Considering this album was made in 1968, born out of the then pioneering vision of the BBC, David Vorhaus produced one of the most influential albums in modern times. You can hear elements of Gong/Hawkwind/Greenslade and the pioneering synth sounds were to be emulated over many years to come. The first side consists of simple pop tunes, almost tongue-in-cheek novelty which, if it weren't for some very adult content, would fit nicely on children's television. Weird electronic tape loops, quirky vocals, insane drones, and the percussion: drumming that's jazz-influenced yet fed thru all imaginable effects. "Love Without Sound" has to be the first trip-hop song ever recorded... long before hip-hop even existed. "My Game of Loving" is almost pornographic in its raw sexuality. "Here Come The Fleas" is total tripped-out weirdness. And so on and so on... But who needs complex songs, when you have the ingenious electronic wizards Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson in your band? Their talents fully explode into life in the album's second half. "The Visitation" is an abstract, epic tale of doomed lovers and a motorcycle ride gone horribly, horribly wrong. Then, the last track is a "Saucerful of Secrets"-inspired electronic freakout best described by its title, "The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell". Easily the most dangerous and eeriest pieces of music I've ever heard. Another entertaining thing about this album is the fact that it took over a year to record what with all those primitive electronic devices, tape manipulation, and arduous splicing techniques. A landmark experimental recording and an artifact that should be accorded a respected place in the annals of modern music.
✨🎤Here's one for the sound art/new media artists amongst you 🎧✨ .
Whilst up doing a bit of R&D for @doremiresidency I found myself at a Delia Derbyshire day at Octopus Collective in Barrow-in-Furness. Octopus formed in 2009 and have done events all over the place, inc. Liverpool Biennale, Cafe OTO... and they do sound art residencies!! .
Pictured is The Architects of Rosslyn playing on instruments developed by Delia D for 'The Legend of Hell House' soundtrack - I might not know much about sound art but they had me at 👻