This week at The Avid Listener, Kendra Leonard tells us about Delia Derbyshire, electronic music composer extraordinaire. Here’s a teaser:
“British composer Delia Derbyshire (1937–2001) was probably one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century, but most people—including professional musicians—have never heard of her. Derbyshire’s best-known work was the theme music for the original Doctor Who, as well as the sound effects for the TARDIS, the title character’s space- and time-traveling police box. Yet like many women of her time, Derbyshire was initially kept away from the tools for creating music because, as she was told, ‘women can’t do that…'”
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