About the show
Playing tracks by
David Cain, The White Noise & The Welfare State, Desmond leslie, F.C. Judd, Ron Geesin and more.
May 5th, 2012 would have been Delia Derbyshire's 75th birthday. In an attempt to celebrate this in some way, I've put together an hour's worth of music and speech. Obviously it features a fair amount of Delia's work, and her voice in conversation. However, I've also added in pieces and interviews from some of her colleagues at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, as well as a few pieces from non-RW composers who were (seemingly, at least) working towards similar goals during the 1950s and '60s.
Also, I've tried to avoid the usual chestnuts which get wheeled out whenever people talk of the Radiophonic Workshop. Yes, some of 'those' tunes appear here, including 'that' one, but mainly because it allows me to include Delia (and Brian Hodgson) talking about them. Elsewhere there's some pretty unusual and unheard stuff. Hopefully there'll be something here to interest even the most hardcore Radiophonic nutcases. Anyway I hope you enjoy it... and happy birthday Delia, wherever you may be.