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Delia Derbyshire was an English musician and composer of electronic music born 1937 in Coventry, UK. She is best known for her pioneering work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s, particularly her popular electronic arrangement of the theme music to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. In 1966 Derbyshire and two BBC colleagues set up Unit Delta Plus cooperative which performed experimental electronic music. It was with this group that the Beatles gave a one and only performance of an experimental piece called "Carnival of Light". Another collaboration was the White Noise band which recorded the album An Electric Storm, regarded as a milestone in the development of electronic music. After her death at age 63, researchers found 267 reel-to-reel tapes of unheard recorded music in her attic. Outstanding albums include An Electric Storm, The Tomorrow People Original Television Music, Circle of Light and BBC Radiophonic Music. Derbyshire also released works under the name Li de la Russe.
Artist Website: delia-derbyshire.org
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