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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 my first study, [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* [[TRW]]: Hundreds of Delia's unpublished works rotting on tape in the BBC Sound Archive and
 
* [[TRW]]: Hundreds of Delia's unpublished works rotting on tape in the BBC Sound Archive and
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I have recovered Delia's audio for
 
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
* [[Closed Planet]], a sci-fi radio drama from 1962
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* ''[[Closed Planet]]'', a sci-fi radio drama from 1962
* [[Hamlet]], the appearance and voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father (1969 film version)
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* ''[[Great Zoo]]'', her 1972 stereo version of ''[[Great Zoos of the World]]''
* [[London Lemons]] (9 themes)
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* ''[[Hamlet]]'', the appearance and voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father (1969 film version)
* [[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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* ''[[London Lemons]]'' (9 themes)
* [[O Fat White Woman]]
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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]]'')
* [[Oranges and Lemons]]
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* ''[[O Fat White Woman]]''
* [[Petya's Dream]] from ''War and Peace''
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* ''[[Oranges and Lemons]]''
* [[Play for Today - Title Music]]
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* ''[[Petya's Dream]]'' from Tolstoy's ''War and Peace''
* [[Pompeii]], sounds for a [[Chronicle]] about Pompeiian civilization and the eruption that destroyed it
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* ''[[Play for Today - Title Music]]''
* [[Radio Solent]], a 4-second jingle for a local radio station
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* ''[[Pompeii]]'', sounds for an episode of ''[[Chronicle]]'' about Pompeiian civilization and the eruption that destroyed it
* [[Shadow of the Pharoah]], soundscapes based on the sound of [[Tutankhamun's Trumpet]]
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* ''[[Radio Solent]]'', a 4-second jingle for a local radio station
* [[The Bagman]], a radio play about a playwright's dream, a witch and a bag full of tiny people
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* ''[[Shadow of the Pharoah]]'', soundscapes based on the sound of [[Tutankhamun's Trumpet]]
* [[The Naked Sun]], musical effects for a sci-fi radio play
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* ''[[The Autocrat]]'', a radio play with Delian intro and outro music
* [[Ways of Seeing]], music for the psychology of the "three dreams" used by many advertising campaigns
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* ''[[The Bagman]]'', a radio play about a playwright's dream, a witch and a bag full of tiny people
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* ''[[The Naked Sun]]'', musical effects for a sci-fi radio play
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* ''[[Ways of Seeing]]'', music for the psychology of the "three dreams" used in advertising
  
 
There are fragments of the audio for
 
There are fragments of the audio for
* [[I Think in Shapes]]
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* ''[[I Think in Shapes]]''
* [[The Evenings of Certain Lives]]
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* ''[[The Evenings of Certain Lives]]''
* [[The Cyprian Queen]]
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* ''[[The Cyprian Queen]]''
  
and there are reconstructions from Delia's score fragments for
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and there are reconstructions from Delia's manuscripts scores for
* [[Anything Goes]]
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* ''[[Anything Goes]]''
* [[Ape and Essence]]
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* ''[[Ape and Essence]]''
* [[Clothes]]
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* ''[[Clothes]]''
* [[Le Pont Mirabeau]], a romantic poem by Apollinaire, set to music
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* ''[[Le Pont Mirabeau]]'', a romantic poem by Apollinaire, set to music
* [[Music to Undress to]]
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* ''[[Music to Undress to]]''
* [[Philips]]
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* ''[[Philips]]''
* [[Science All Around - Sound]]
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* ''[[Science All Around - Sound]]''
  
 
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 14:25, 8 July 2017


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.