“Stuart chats to the director, writer and actress of a new docudrama which explores pioneering electronic composer Delia Derbyshire’s life and work. Titled ‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes’, the experimental and intimate film features inventive recreated scenes starring Catz herself as well as interviews with Derbyshire’s peers and collaborators, including Throbbing Gristle founding member and radical performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti. Stuart hears about what it was like representing the cult figure and the challenges she faced in her career whilst working in the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
The featured album is American jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock’s 1969 debut album Black Woman. Recorded alongside his wife Linda who provides Yoko Ono-influenced vocals, the album also features an all star cast of New York-based free jazz musicians of the time including pianist Dave Burrell, drummer Milford Graves, trumpeter Teddy Daniel, and bassist Norris Jones amongst others. Black Woman is a hypnotic and psychedelic mix of manic guitar crescendos, dramatic trumpet solos, touches of eccentric country blues and bursts of melodic madness.
Plus, rural landscape-inspired organ compositions from Yorkshire, infectious experimental electro pop from Belgium and chilling abstract wind compositions made from hand-crafted ceramics.”
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