EPISODE TWENTY-ONE - 03/03/15 - FEMALE PIONEERS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Johanna Beyer // Music of the Spheres // An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music/Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 Daphne Oram // Tumble Wash // Oramics Daphne Oram // Snow // Oramics Daphne Oram // Purring Interlude // Oramics Daphne Oram // Four Aspects // Oramics Delia Derbyshire // Nightwalker // Electrosonic Delia Derbyshire // Know Your Car (Get Out & Under) // A Retrospective Delia Derbyshire // Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO // Music From the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Delia Derbyshire // Dance from ‘Noah’ (Stereo Mix) // A Retrospective Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange // Running // Inventions for Radio No. 1 Pauline Oliveros // Horse Sings From a Cloud (Part 1) // Accordion & Voice Pauline Oliveros // Bye Bye Butterfly // Ohm - The Early Guris of Electronic Music Clara Rockmore // Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale // The Art of the Theremin Clara Rockmore // Saint-Saens, The Swan // The Art of the Theremin Laurie Spiegel // Patchwork // The Expanding Universe Laurie Spiegel // Appalachian Grove II // The Expanding Universe Wendy Carlos // Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major // Switched-On Bach Suzanne Ciani // Live Buchla Concert 1975 // Lixiviation Suzanne Ciani // Princess With Orange Feet // Lixiviation Suzanne Ciani // The Fifth Wave: Water Lullaby // Seven Waves Laurie Anderson // O Superman (For Massenet) // Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology Eliane Radigue // Terre - Eau - Pluie // Jouet Electronique/Elemental I Ruth White // Gymnopede No. 1 (Eric Satie) // Short Circuits Ruth White // Spleen // Flowers of Evil
Delia Derbyshire cutting tape at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, mid 1960s. Derbyshire composed and realised a number of early electronic music and musique concrète pieces, the most well known being the theme music to Doctor Who.
“British engineer and inventor of Russian ethnicity, most notable for his EMS company, which made the famous VCS3 synthesizer in the late 1960s. The synthesizer was used by many early progressive rock bands such as Pink Floyd and White Noise, Krautrock groups like Kraftwerk as well as more pop-oriented artists, including David Bowie.”
Electrosonic (aka KPM1104) is a 1972 KPM Library record electronic music
pioneer Delia Derbyshire made with Brian Hodgson and Don Harper while
moonlighting from day jobs at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. One of the
most enigmatic albums in the KPM sound library of the early 70s,a
haunting batch of spare electronic tracks by Delia Derbyshire, who is
best remembered for her musical work for the Dr Who! television series.
The tracks here are far more mellow and contemplative than her previous
work. Most numbers are short and built around simple, spare themes
played by Delia with a gently flowing approach that’s often quite
melodic, even though the tunes themselves echo with a fair bit of
Remembering Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) on what would have been her 80th birthday.