Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All my love to Daphne Oram and Delia Derbishire






Delia Derbishire and Daphne Oram wore the best clothes of their decade, while inventing both the electronic genre and DJ culture we enjoy today!

I found out about these two ladies a couple of months ago and I have been smitten ever since!  I saw a video of how Daphne magically painted the musical waves on a piece of glass and entered into a magical machine.

They both started out working at BBC broadcasting during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
It very interesting they both came into electronic music at the same time.
Delia focused on more surreal science fiction tunes while.  She stayed on at BBC making music for Dr. Who, while Daphne left the BBC early opened and created "Oramics" which is all about taking classical elements of music and twisting them into something shiny and new.

 I cant believe how timeless their work is, see for your self:

To learn more about their processes and other facts:

Delia Derbishire:   Wiki     Official website       interview
Daphne Oram:   Wiki      Official website     Visit The Science museum 


Dakota said...

I've never even heard about these ladies, but I'm glad I have now!! I really love the surreal weirdness of their music, and Daphne's dress in that second picture is truly great. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Bjerg Gundmann said...

I love it!!!!! :D

SkippySays said...

How cool! I'd never heard of them before- thanks for introducing me :)

Sunsetgun said...

Way way cool! Thank you for sharing. I linked to your post over from my Tumblr. Hope it brings you some great new followers :)

Kailey said...

Absolutely incredible, thank you so much for sharing!

Nicole Eymard said...

Are they ridiculously amazing, ahhh I cant get over them!

Nicole Eymard said...

Thanks!  New followers would be amazing!

Nicole Eymard said...

Aww Im glad you love them as much as I do ;)

Nicole Eymard said...


Heather Davis said...

Thank you for sharing these photos and clips! Amazing!

Amber Goodwyn said...

If you're into Delia, you should def' check out Kara Blake's documentary about her, The Delian Mode:


Mrs D said...

Great post this is, I'm glad their work is more and more well known.

Melissa said...

this is fucking awesome. 


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