Brighton Festival

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As part of Unit Delta Plus,[1] Delia created music for the Brighton Festival held on the West Pier on 14th-30th April 1967 to exhibit works of art by staff and students of the Hornsey College of Art, and the programme was written by [[[Clive Latimer]], Principal Lecturer for Advanced Studies, Hornsey College of Art, Crouch End Hill, N.8.[2]

Billed in the programme as "LIGHT/SOUND WORKSHOP", Delia created the soundscapes for two exhibits entitled "Kinetic Arena" and "Kinetic Labyrinth" alongside “performances by Bruce Lacey and his robots, and Pink Floyd Sound”.[3]

The musics for the event, or the event itself are also collectively know as K4 or Kinetic four dimensional.[4]

She probably made a separate soundtrack for each sculpture, as collages of tracks (or of their makeup sounds) created for BBC programmes, artfully moving from one piece to another with new bridging sections.[5]

Makeup tracks

From DD082814:

From tape label for DD201:

Papers

Availability

  • There may be a copy on the Attic Tapes at Manchester,[6] presumably DD179:"Extracts from Brighton Festival, Lively Arts".

References

  1. DD179: Label: "Extracts from Brighton Festival, Lively Arts". Description: "Unit Delta Plus"
  2. DD082729: Draft programme, page 2.
  3. DD082706: Draft programme, page 1.
  4. Delia Derbyshire's Creative Process, p.13.
  5. From what I remember of hearing it on David Butler's laptop. -martinwguy
  6. To An Independent Listener article at Manchester