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The [http://wikidelia.net WikiDelia] is [[Martin Guy|my]] second study of the life and work of the pioneer of electronic music [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire Delia Derbyshire].
 
The [http://wikidelia.net WikiDelia] is [[Martin Guy|my]] second study of the life and work of the pioneer of electronic music [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire Delia Derbyshire].
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If you don't know Delia's music already, you should first look at [http://delia-derbyshire.org delia-derbyshire.org] and [http://delia-derbyshire.net Delia Derbyshire's Audiological Chronology].
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If you don't know Delia's music already, you should first look at [http://delia-derbyshire.org delia-derbyshire.org] and my first study, [http://delia-derbyshire.net Delia Derbyshire's Audiological Chronology]. The links on the titles of the pieces listed there take you to their entries
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in the WikiDelia.
 
If you just want the music, try [[Audio]].
 
If you just want the music, try [[Audio]].
  
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It's far from complete but some highlights are:
 
It's far from complete but some highlights are:
* [[The Pattern Emerges]] with log-frequency-axis [[Spectrogram|spectrograms]], score and analysis of the instruments
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* ''[[The Pattern Emerges]]'' with log-frequency-axis [[Spectrogram|spectrograms]], score and analysis of the instruments
 
* the [[Chronology]], listing anything with a date associated with it
 
* 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* [[TRW]]: Hundreds of Delia's unpublished works rotting on tape in the BBC Sound Archive and
 
* [[TRW]]: Hundreds of Delia's unpublished works rotting on tape in the BBC Sound Archive and
 
* a [[Petition]] for the BBC to publish them.
 
* a [[Petition]] for the BBC to publish them.
  
* I have recovered Delia's unpublished audio for
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I have recovered Delia's audio for
** [[A Game of Chess]], dance music for children
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* ''[[A Game of Chess]]'', dance music for children
** [[About Bridges]], two themes for an art film
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* ''[[About Bridges]]'', two themes for an art film
** [[Anger of Achilles]], a long dramatic play with some enchanting musical effects
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* ''[[Anger of Achilles]]'', a long dramatic play with some enchanting musical effects
** the [[Aztec]] suite, atmospheric soundscapes for a programme about the Spanish destruction of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations
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* the ''[[Aztec]]'' suite, atmospheric soundscapes for a programme about the Spanish destruction of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations
** [[Circle of Light]], a 30-minute soundscape for an art film
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* ''[[Circle of Light]]'', a 30-minute soundscape for an art film
** [[Hamlet]], the appearance and voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father (1969 film version)
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* ''[[Closed Planet]]'', a sci-fi radio drama from 1962
** [[Music of the Spheres]], music accompanying a scene of computer graphics in ''The Ascent of Man'' (different from [[Music of Spheres]])
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* ''[[Great Zoo]]'', her 1972 stereo version of ''[[Great Zoos of the World]]''
** [[O Fat White Woman]]
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* ''[[Hamlet]]'', the appearance and voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father (1969 film version)
** [[Petya's Dream]] from ''War and Peace''
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* ''[[I Think In Shapes]]'', title music for a programme about Henry Moore
** [[Play for Today - Title Music]]
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* ''[[It Was a Solid Killing Match]]'', music and effects for a war documentary
** [[Pompeii]], sounds for a [[Chronicle]] about Pompeiian civilization and the eruption that destroyed it
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* ''[[London Lemons]]'' (9 themes)
** [[Radio Solent]], a 4-second jingle for a local radio station
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* ''[[Music of the Spheres]]'', music accompanying a scene of computer graphics in ''The Ascent of Man'' (different from ''[[Music of Spheres]]'')
** [[Shadow of the Pharoah]], soundscapes based on the sound of [[Tutankhamun's Trumpet]]
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* ''[[Oedipus the King]]''
** [[The Bagman]], a radio play about a playwright's dream, a witch and a bag full of tiny people
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* ''[[O Fat White Woman]]''
** [[Ways of Seeing]], music for the psychology of the "three dreams" used by many advertising campaigns
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* ''[[Oranges and Lemons]]''
* There are fragments of the audio for
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* ''[[Petya's Dream]]'' from Tolstoy's ''War and Peace''
** [[The Evenings of Certain Lives]]
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* ''[[Play for Today - Title Music]]''
** [[The Naked Sun]]
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* ''[[Pompeii]]'', sounds for an episode of ''[[Chronicle]]'' about Pompeiian civilization and the eruption that destroyed it
** [[The Cyprian Queen]]
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* ''[[Radio Solent]]'', a 4-second jingle for a local radio station
* There are partial reconstructions from Delia's score fragments for
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* ''[[Shadow of the Pharoah]]'', soundscapes based on the sound of [[Tutankhamun's Trumpet]]
** [[Anything Goes]]
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* ''[[The Autocrat]]'', a radio play with Delian intro and outro music
** [[Ape and Essence]]
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* ''[[The Bagman]]'', a radio play about a playwright's dream, a witch and a bag full of tiny people
** [[Clothes]]
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* ''[[The Man Who Collected Sounds]]'', musical effects for a radio play
** [[Le Pont Mirabeau]], a romantic poem by Apollinaire, set to music
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* ''[[The Naked Sun]]'', musical effects for a sci-fi radio play
** [[Music to Undress to]]
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* ''[[Travelling in Winter]]''
** [[Philips]]
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* ''[[Ways of Seeing]]'', music for the psychology of the "three dreams" used in advertising
** [[Science All Around - Sound]]
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There are fragments of the audio for
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* ''[[I.E.E.100]]''
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* ''[[The Evenings of Certain Lives]]''
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* ''[[The Cyprian Queen]]''
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reconstructions from Delia's manuscript scores for
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* ''[[Anything Goes]]''
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* ''[[Ape and Essence]]''
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* ''[[Arctic]]''
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* ''[[Clothes]]''
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* ''[[Easter 64]]''
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* ''[[Le Pont Mirabeau]]'', a romantic poem by Apollinaire, set to music
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* ''[[Music to Undress to]]''
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* ''[[Philips]]''
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* ''[[Poets in Prison - Intro]]''
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* ''[[Science All Around - Sound]]''
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and [http://martinwguy.blogspot.com/2018/03/resynthesizing-audio-from-spectrograms.html audio resynthesized from spectrograms] for fragments of
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* ''[[Singing Waters]]''
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* ''[[Random Together 1]]''
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* ''[[Robert Lowell]]'' and
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* ''[[Pot Au Feu early version]]''
  
 
If you spot any errors, would like to help with it or have other questions, please contact delia.derbyshire.net&#64;gmail.com
 
If you spot any errors, would like to help with it or have other questions, please contact delia.derbyshire.net&#64;gmail.com
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Latest revision as of 17:57, 1 October 2021


THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT DELIA DERBYSHIRE'S LIFE, WORK AND MUSIC

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

reconstructions from Delia's manuscript scores for

and audio resynthesized from spectrograms for fragments of

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

References