Out of Place: Delia Derbyshire in Cumbria

At 12.30pm today, sound artist and oral historian Jenn Mattinson explores the later life of BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer and electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire. This particular story covers the time Delia spent in Cumbria in the mid-1970s following her less than amicable departure from the BBC.

“It’s one of those stories that will always remain rather ambiguous, as very little is known about this period in her life, so I have tried to reflect this in parts of the telling, and added my own theatrical interpretations to the piece. It has a foundation of two female oral history testimonies with an original sonic composition, produced to help reflect and re-tell elements of the story.”