Laurie Tompkins
Hive Mind
Nacre
Silnaye
Lausanne Underground
Film & Music Festival
21st edition
19–23.10.2022
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DELIA DERBYSHIRE: THE MYTHS AND LEGENDARY TAPES

Fascinating portrait
Caroline Catz, 2020, UK
98', HD, English w/French subs

In 1963, the BBC broadcasts Dr. Who's first episode, the only TV series featuring a musical theme made entirely from electronic instruments at that time. This emblematic theme was created by Delia Derbyshire, a true pioneer of electronic music who remained anonymous for too long. With a soundtrack arranged by Cosey Fanni Tutti from recordings discovered in Derbyshire's attic after her death, this documentary explores the fantasy of a collaboration, an exchange of ideas across time between two fascinating musicians, while its hybrid form mixing archival material, re-enactments and interviews sheds light on the extraordinary personality of a legendary musical figure.