Ape and Essence
Eighty years after a nuclear war ravaged the British Isles, a team of scientists from New Zealand come to conduct a survey.
The notes to the tape's catalogue entry say that it had been "previously shown as Ninety Double Martinis", which is the title of a 1963 book by Thomas Hinde.
Ape - Purification - Low castanets - Drums
See also Martinis.
Hunt Group A
This is a reconstruction of Delia's score for the "Hunt Group A" phrases of Ape, made by combining DD122833 and DD122859. It consists of several thematic fragments, which appear to be waiting to be made into tape loops and combined to create a complete piece. The speed of the piece comes from Delia's writing on DD122833 saying that 15 crochets should last ten seconds.
- The input file for the Lilypond music typesetting program
- Score as PDF (on the right)
- Lilypond's output as a MIDI file
- An audio file of the MIDI file performed on a cheesy electric piano
Ape - Hunt Group A
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DD122833: Manuscript "APE ": two themes and "poss. Hunt Group A"
DD122859: Manuscript "APE ": "Hunt Group A cont."
- Broadcast on the 18th May 1966 at 9.00pm on BBC1.
- In the BBC Sound Archive on tape TRW 6452: "Ape and Essence (Ninety Double Martinis): 3 reels: 2 makeup and final."
- The closing sequence is also on tape TRW 5.
- May be on Delia's tape DD179: "Extracts from Brighton Festival, Lively Arts", in which Ape was re-used.