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We Love Delia! More Delia Derbyshire Deliciousness!

Here’s more beauty from the world of Delia Derbyshire!  There’s a growing number of “Delians” like myself, and I’m so happy to see new footage sprouting up.  New to the amazing world of Delia Derbyshire? Start here and here

The genius at her helm, Delia Derbyshire, 1965 (from the BBC):

Check out this dreamy clip  from the wonderful documentary ” The Alchemists of Sound”.

Hands up – Who loves this woman as much as I do? Who has more wonderful Delian goodies to share? 

In the meantime, here’s more of the wonderful BBC documantary, The Alchemists of Sound via Maldoror42 on Youtube. Find the rest here! :




  1. Hello Tara,

    Trunk records have just released two CDs of another great BBC Workshop composer : John Baker, don’t miss it !

    Comment by Songs Of Praise on October 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

  2. Thanks so much for this post and the link to the Alchemists of Sound program. I loved watching it! I sent the link to my friend Soundhive, who I’m sure will appreciate it even more!


    Comment by Kerry on October 9, 2008 at 9:19 am

  3. Songs of Praise- Yes, I’ve heard of the John Baker goods! Excited to check it out.

    Kerry – Thanks for spreading the word!!

    Comment by Analog Suicide on October 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm

  4. Delia Derbyshire. Oh the Very name gives me a sudden buzz of inspiration! What a legend. And what talent. I listen to her work now, & it still sounds bold & fresh today. She had the right Ideas & they are STILL NOT being followed. Music for the most part is all about how you use the spaces, the silences, to achieve layers of Dynamics. She did this without Stereo! It blows my mind!

    Many of the progressive & retracting styles of her melodies are those that are of Musicians that use momentum as an advantage. But Delia achieved this is step by step by using mathematics!

    Those tracks that had no melodies were created for a particular design. Weather it be an emotion, atmosphere, place or motif she would always produce the goods with gifted skill & sagacious accuracy.

    It will remain a regret of mine not ever meeting her to give her thanks not ony for her undeniable contibution towards music, but also for providing the foundations to which I am creating beautiful sound today.

    Comment by KINDLE on January 21, 2010 at 10:15 pm

  5. On the other side of the spectrum there are other sections of music lovers and performers with lots of passion, interest and talents on music. But, many of them can not afford to buy costly musical instruments. Students, teachers, amateur musicians, and other similar categories of musicians would always prefer shopping for cheap musical instruments. Students may not invest on costly musical instruments during their learning stages for two reasons. One is affordability and the second is risk of damaging the costly instruments while learning.

    Comment by Ana on July 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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