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  1. The Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire

    The broadcaster and Doctor Who fan MATTHEW SWEET travels to The University of Manchester - home of Delia Derbyshire's private collection of audio recordings - to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer's original theme to Doctor Who.

    Delia's collection of tapes was, until recently, in the safekeeping of MARK AYRES, archivist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Matthew meets up at Manchester University with Mark, along with Delia's former colleagues from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, BRIAN HODGSON and DICK MILLS - plus former 'White Noise' band member DAVID VORHAUS - to hear extracts from the archive, discuss their memories of Delia and the creative process behind some of her material. Her realisation of the Doctor Who theme is just one small example of her genius and we'll demonstrate how the music was originally created as well as hearing individual tracks from Delia's aborted 70's version. We'll also feature the make up tapes for her celebrated piece 'Blue Veils and Golden Sands', and hear Delia being interviewed on a previously 'lost' BBC recording from the 1960s. Matthew's journey of discovery will take in work with the influential poet Barry Bermange, as well as her 1971 piece marking the centenary of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. This Archive on 4 is brought up to date with an individual track from 'The Dance' from the children's programme 'Noah'. Recorded in the late 1960s this remarkable tape sounds like a contemporary dance track which wouldn't be out of place in today's most 'happening' trance clubs.

    —Huffduffed by cm

  2. Christina Wodtke - Social Spaces Online: Lessons from Radical Architects

    While Information Architecture took its name from architecture, it took very little else. This is not surprising, as the early days of the web were about making sites that supported the interaction between people and data. The obvious model back then was a library; a library is a space for humans to receive knowledge. But with the rise of social networks, and the integration of community into almost all online experiences, more architecture practices are directly transferable to design. Online spaces are no longer just about findability, but about falling in love, getting your work done, goofing around, reconnecting with old friends, staving off loneliness… humans doing human things.

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  3. A Gift to Future Selves

    Another in the series of experimental, filmic, soundscape, found sound, ambient, folk, classical montage mixes.

    Headphones recommended. Darker in tone than previous mixes, but that darkness is punctuated by positivity and possibly resolved.

    Listening in eeries places (like whilst on the London Underground alone) is perhaps not recommended.

    1. 00:00 First Commercial Message (1890) — P T Barnum
    2. 00:09 For Francis Bacon (Part 2) — Anduin
    3. 06:42 Terrified Bad Music Will Be Made Into Records — Sir Arthur Sullivan
    4. 07:11 Past Tense Kitchen Movement — Ezekiel Honig
    5. 10:58 Saffron Revolution — Fennesz
    6. 16:06 Reeds of Brown Lake — Lawrence English
    7. 17:48 Footpath Apparition — Loren Chasse
    8. 22:40 Melodia (li) — Johann Johansson
    9. 24:16 Porselein — Machinefabriek
    10. 30:47 Last Light — Svarte Greiner
    11. 37:57 Intercepted Communications — Lawrence English
    12. 38:02 The Raven — Edgar Allen Poe
    13. 41:14 Terminal Motor — Lawrence English
    14. 45:01 Silver Wings — Inca Ore
    15. 50:11 Figase — Gultskra Arikler
    16. 55:06 Forest Mountain — Nalle
    17. 61:15 San Solomon — Balmorhea
    18. 63:24 Final Farewell — Florence Nightingale
    19. 64:05 Voice in the Headphones — Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron And Fred Squire


    —Huffduffed by cm

  4. Clay Shirky: Let a thousand flowers bloom to replace newspapers; don’t build a paywall around a public good

    NYU professor and Internet thinker Clay Shirky gave a talk Tuesday at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, our friends just on the other side of Harvard Square. His subject was the future of accountability journalism in a world of declining newspapers. Even for those of us familiar with his ideas, he brought in a few new wrinkles, which have already been the subject of commentary around the web.

    —Huffduffed by cm