Inventions For Radio 1: The Dreams

1964, 34:19 min.
Delia Derbyshire
Inventions for Radio1: The Dreams was created in 1964 by the British electronic music composer Delia Derbyshire in collaboration with writer Barry Bermange. Delia Derbyshire is best known for her work in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop which was responsible for scoring and creating sound effects for BBC radio and later for BBC TV programs. The Dreams, which was produced for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, is a collection of people describing their dreams. Derbyshire edited the interviews and created an atmospheric soundbed. Derbyshire shared, "Any sound can be made into a radiophonic sound by the treatment it receives. The sort of sounds we usually use are electronic sounds of various sorts, and also sounds that are recorded, picked up by a microphone, everyday sounds and also musical instruments. All these are sources of sound." The interviews are arranged in five movements according to themes: Running, Falling, Land, Sea, and Color. - Described by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2019/2020, Karen Werner.