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Delia Derbyshire doc gave us the woman behind the Doctor Who theme – and a whole heap of pretentious waffle

If you wrote off Arena: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes (BBC Four) in the first 20 minutes, I don’t blame you. It arrived on screen in a collision of images and sounds and a woman wandering around pushing a bicycle. Then we were introduced to Cosey Fanni Tutti, founding member of the group Throbbing Gristle. It threatened to be like one of those terrible video installations that make up the Turner Prize list these days.
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Watch a new documentary drama about electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire

A new documentary drama film about the life of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire has been aired on BBC Four, and is now available to watch again via the BBC's iPlayer on-demand service. Written, directed by and starring Caroline Catz, 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes', premiered at...
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Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2021 REVIEW! Delia Derbyshire, for those unfamiliar, is considered the unsung hero of British electronic music. While working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the formidable musician helped create the Doctor Who theme. After she died in 2001, 267 tapes of unreleased compositions were found in her attic. Filmmaker Caroline Catz employed Cosey Fanni Tutti to sample and manipulate the raw music into the score for the documentary Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes.
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SXSW Critic’s Notebook: Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché, Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes, The Disintegration Loops, J’ai Été Au Bal

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Poly Styrene. I was in college, hanging out at a buddy’s one evening. We were drinking beer, smoking pot and playing records. One of them was something new, a document of the current London punk-rock scene: Live at the Roxy London WC2, featuring now-legendary acts like Wire and the Buzzcocks. The songs were by turns arty or aggro, surging out of a mix that felt submerged in an ambient murk. And then this teenager’s voice cut through. Over the curdled notes of Lora Logic’s saxophone, drums clamor and the song explodes. “Bind […]
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Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

It starts with a cascading series of fragmented sounds and images, a visual representation of synth blips, tape hiss and warped voice recordings. Fittingly, SXSW selection Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes is more about the audio than the visual. Images follow the sound, which is so fully described...
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SXSW 2021 Women Directors: Meet Caroline Catz – “Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes”

A British actor who has worked extensively in television, theater, film, and radio, Caroline Catz is also an accomplished film director and writer. Catz’s films include “A Message to the World,” a documentary portrait of under-appreciated music legend Jesse Hector of The Hammersmith Gorillas, and “Tapestry Goes West,” a short documentary about Cornish Cowboys living in a Wild West town in rural Cornwall and what happened when a UK club promoter staged a music festival there one summer.
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