The Delian Mode is a documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. She is best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment / theme music to the BBC series Doctor Who. Here we have a collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and sound manipulation. This film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades.
"Delia Ann Derbyshire (May 5,1937 through July 3, 2001) was an English musician and composer of electronic music and musique concrète. She is best known for her electronic realization of Ron Grainer's theme music to the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and for her pioneering work within the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop." – Wikipedia
"Delia's works from the 1960s and 1970s continue to be used on radio and TV some 30 years later, and her music has given her legendary status with releases in Sweden and Japan. She is also constantly mentioned, credited and covered by bands from Add n to (x) and Sonic Boom to Aphex Twin and The Chemical Brothers... Delia believed that the way the ear / brain perceives sound should have dominance over any basic mathematical theory, but as with most things in life it is important to know the rules in order to advantageously bend or break them." – Delia-Derbyshire.org