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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT DELIA DERBYSHIRE

The WikiDelia

The WikiDelia is my second study of the life and work of the pioneer of electronic music Delia Derbyshire.

“I am staggered by the amount of information and detail in the wiki.”[1]

If you don't know Delia's music already, you should first look at delia-derbyshire.org and my first study, Delia Derbyshire's Audiological Chronology. The links on the titles of the pieces listed there take you to their entries in the wikidelia. If you just want the music, try Audio.

This WikiDelia extends the Chronology by having a page for each piece, album, person with whom she worked, event she participated in and so on, as well as one for each of the 250+ tapes and 1000+ papers found in her attic after she died.

To make them easier to find, each page is in one or more "Categories", of which the main ones are listed on the left.

It's far from complete but some highlights are:

  • The Pattern Emerges with log-frequency-axis spectrograms, score and analysis of the instruments
  • the Chronology, listing anything with a date associated with it
  • TRW: Hundreds of Delia's unpublished works rotting on tape in the BBC Sound Archive and
  • a Petition for the BBC to publish them.

I have recovered Delia's audio for

There are fragments of the audio for

and there are reconstructions from Delia's manuscripts scores for

If you spot any errors, would like to help with it or have other questions, please contact delia.derbyshire.net@gmail.com

References

  1. Reality Checkpoint commenting on topic "Publish Delia Derbyshire's music from the BBC Sound Archive!" in the Muff Wiggler Forum

The WikiDelia's web hosting is only paid up a few months in advance and costs 6 USD per month; when the money runs out, it will disappear. See the Accounts page to check the current balance and to find out how to donate to ensure its continued existence.

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