On Tueday 30th June Radio 4 Extra is repeating Blue Veils & Golden Sands – the remarkable story of pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop music composer Delia Derbyshire.
First broadcast on Radio 4, 2002. Sophie Thompson plays Delia.
11.15 – 12:00, repeated 21:15 – 22:00, after which it should be available on the BBC iPlayer for a month.
Delia Derbyshire ( 1937 – 2001) was an English musician and composer of electronic music and musique concrète. She is best known for her electronic realisation of Ron Grainer’s theme music for Doctor Who and for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Full story : http://northstar.boards.net/thread/147/delia-derbyshire-radio-extra-30
Frankenstein Sound Lab – Workfare = Slavery
From the mini-album Austerity (2014)
“The Plan Is Working…” from the forthcoming Frankenstein Sound Lab mini-album Austerity.
A sort of musique concrete piece built around voice samples and featuring your friends and mine David Camoron and Iain Drunken Smith.
I’m doing the final mixing on the other 3 tracks, and they should be available for free download in the near future.
Starlight Castle, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland
From the album Spirit Of Place (2014). Music generated from photographs of sites in North East England (ancient and modern), using the free i2sm programme (google it !) and mixed with ambient sound recorded at the sites, to create a representation of the spirit of the place.
See more at the Spirit Of Place website – http://spiritofplace.weebly.com
Frankenstein Sound Lab – http://maliceinsunderland.weebly.com/
We announce the release of a new album by FRANKENSTEIN SOUND LAB.
Titled Radio Frankenstein International, it is a collision between chance encounters ( in the form of random samples found on short wave radio) and structured music.
Free listen & download from the Malice In Sunderland website –
Another from the ongoing SPIRIT OF PLACE project – the Apollo Pavillion at Peterlee, County Durham.
We’ve posted about the Apollo Pavillion before – https://alchemyandaccident.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/apollo-pavilion-peterlee/
…see that post for more information about it.
Another one from the Spirit Of Place project. Barnes Park in Sunderland is our favorite local public park.
Music made from photographs of the park, using the i2sm programme, plus natural sounds recorded on location.
For more on The Spirit Of Place project, see-
An enthusiastic audience is most important and is essential to boosting the self-confidence of the performers.
That’s why we get ours from a sound effects album – satisfaction guaranteed every time.
For more infomation, see the Elves & Flowers web page – here
Just a quick burst of sound and voice…
From the album More Songs About Elves & Flowers. There are a lot of short tracks, so we took the easy way out and gave them numbers instead of names. This therefore is track 11. If you want to hear more, you can find them here
Just to let you know that the entire Life Is Harsh In The Land Of Ghosts Theme Park album is now available for free listen and / or download from the Malice In Sunderland website-
This was the third FSL album, recorded on 4-track cassette and largely composed using chance operations – throwing dice mainly. It’s a kind of concept album, built around the idea of a weird and rather lethal theme park –
Handily situated just off of Junction 13 of the A666, The Land Of Ghosts Theme Park is the perfect day out for all the family.
The kids will love the antics of the Killer Clowns…but make sure they dont get too close. Although our Rapid Response Unit can usually recover bodies before they get too badly mutilated, there is an extra charge for this service.
Gasp at the Accidental Death Of A Vampire Hunter, impaled on his own stake, drop into the seance room and eavesdrop on The Unquiet Dead or thrill to the tales of the Brain In A Jar.
Then on for a meal at our Plague Pit restaurant, or perhaps a drink or two in the Hand Of Glory bar – you’ll probably need one !
You’ll have so much fun that you wont want to ever go home again.
And if you haven’t left the park by dusk, you may not be able to.
We’ve actually had several requests for infomation about the location of the Land Of Ghosts…. listen up, folks – it’s not real. It doesn’t exist.
But maybe it will one day…