Sunday, July 29, 2007

Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange-Within Dreams,radio broadcast,1964,UK


"This programme of sounds and voices is an attempt to re-create in five movements some sensations of dreaming - running away, falling, landscape, underwater and colour. All the voices were recorded from life (by Barry Bermange) and arranged in a setting of pure electronic sounds." (RT) -Produced by David Thomson.
--Note also BBC RADIO 3 19.10.93 Between the Ears: The Dreams by Barry Bermange An invention for radio: people talking about recurring elements in their dreams; ethereal electronic sounds. Introduced by Mark Russell in conversation with Barry Bermange." --Nigel Deacon
"Part of the four programme "Inventions for Radio" series, created in collaboration with Barry Bermange, Dreams is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams. Delia's editing and repetition, together with her dissonant, often terrifying musique concrete soundbeds, make this distinctly uneasy bedtime listening. The entire piece is 45 minutes in length." -- d-d.org
"Her collaborations with the poet and dramatist Barry Bermange for the Third Programme showed her at her elegant best. He put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams. It was set by Delia into a background of pure electronic sound." --Brian Hodgson
Broadcast 1964-1965 (according to the www.doollee.com article on Barry Bermange).
1. Running (08:08) 2. Falling (08:45) 3. Land (07:02)
4. Sea (09:38) Lyrics 5. Colour (09:22)
More electronic weirdness by the pioneering electronics "witch" Delia Derbyshire.


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23 comments:

steve said...

thanks so much...this is the best!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!!
Thanks for posting this - a real piece of history.
Could I put in a request for some Daphne Oram if anyone has some ???

terminaltoy said...

Oh boy, I love Delia! Thanks heaps!

Christopher said...

bloody amazing from start to finish--delia was a genius!

thanks for posting!

Chris

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless! Never thought I'd get to hear this stuff. Even got MassMirror to work as well (first time ever!). Thanks again. x

Christopher said...

I have a rip of the Daphne Oram lp, Oramics. If the moertoar of the lsit will email at ckeep@uwo.ca I'll send send it via data taxi and he can post it to the blog--least I can do given hom much I've learned from Mutant Sound!

Chris

AMP said...

Wowee!

Rob Sanderson said...

Thanks indeed for this. Delia was a true pioneer who deserves far more recognition than she seems to receive. It's a real pity more people aren't aware of her work, even though one of her finest pieces, the Dr Who theme, has been heard so widely. What's worse is that the new version of the theme tune has effectively ditched her electronic version in favour of a orchestral sound, which is what it would have originally sounded like without Delia's unique input.
Anyway, on a lighter note her is a BBC radio drama documentary about Delia's life from a couple of years ago. It's a bit sugary in places but still worth a listen. Making an appearance as himself is Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZWZ2A8U3

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this, and all the other great stuff here.

Thomas said...

Thanks for posting, this is fantastic. I'm only just looking into Derbyshire's stuff, but I really like it.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, thanks. I've got a 9-minute edit from deliaderbyshire.org but had resigned myself to never having the full length broadcast so really pleased to have come across this. Good work, thanks again!

sack lunch said...

would love to hear this but I can't figure out the massmirror page. When I click on one of the "download" links it just brings me back to the same page? Any help appreciated thanks

Colin said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Grk! said...

Muchos grassyarse!

zador1 said...

Hi there, is it possible to re-up the link?
thanks!

Tim said...

anyone got Invention #2 - Amor Dei? Must exist in part cos it was used on The Delian Mode DVD.

Allan Marsden said...

Delia is magic, but let's not underestimate Barry Bermange's part in this. Some of his cut/repeats are exquisite. My favourite is "..he's alive, I must tell my mother he just wasn't, because he was dead.."

Anonymous said...

thanx from urkenny

Anonymous said...

Excellent, I thought I had just about everything out there by Delia and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, White Noise, I even have some of the original BBC Dr Who Series Cassette Tapes, but I must confess this was a real find. One I certainly haven't got
Cheers for the great post.

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Thank you again for the great Delia D and Barry B Dreams.

Minga said...

Can you please, pleeease, reupload it?

Anonymous said...

thanks for the re-upload !

Anonymous said...

Hi can anyone *please* re-upload this? Many thanks! ~Peace

Anonymous said...

can anyone please reupload this?