Dir. Caroline Catz, 2020, UK, 98 min
+ Live Q&A with Caroline Catz!
‘Radio was the most important thing in my life and music, music, music!’
A true pioneer in audio exploration and psycho-acoustics, Delia Derbyshire conceived one of the most familiar compositions in science fiction - the Doctor Who theme - while working in a BBC basement. Her soundscapes felt like they connected to another realm. This film tunes into Derbyshire's frequency - kicking off with the discovery of 267 tapes in an attic, along with a treasure trove of journals hidden in her childhood bedroom - and tells captures the infectious energy of a life-long non-conformist, whose peals of laughter in an archive interview tickle with delight and eccentricity.
Featuring a rich archive, interviews, fictional embodiment and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s psycho-sonic channelling, director Caroline Catz traces acoustic pathways on her archeological dig into Derbyshire’s resonant life.
Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub