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Re: delia derbyshire video



There's a BBC Documentary called "Alchemists of Sound" with loads of 
footage of Delia and tape loops.
It's available "on the internet". 
On youtube in 7 parts.
..or as a  "torrent" 

and some reading here:-
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr08/articles/radiophonic.htm
(only the first free page of a pay for view article, but fascinating)


tEd  KiLLiAn wrote:
> Zoe,
> I guess the story goes that although Ron Grainer was given the original 
> task of creating the score for the show, he subsequently heard some of 
> Derbyshire's music and (humbly and appropriately) realized it would be 

from interviews with Derbyshire & Grainer:-
Grainer provided the score, which he intended as some kind of "surf 
guitar" thing.
Derbyshire's interpretation of it was so far from his intentions that he 
wanted
to give her a composer credit.
..but the last time I watched, the credits still just say Grainer, 
although the reworked
theme obviously has elements that originated in the radiophonic workshop. 


One of the most used techniques by the Workshop was:-
(all analog tape of course)
1)Record a sound
2)Re-Record at different speeds, enough notes to make the part.
3)Cut those notes to length, with the correct length for their rhythm
4)Splice the notes together to create the tune

a bit like edp slice'n'dice 

andy butler
ps
the Dalek voice is a ring modulation with a 30Hz sine wave