A Swim Against The Tide

On Thursday Jean Fisher gave a lecture on Jack Goldstein’s work in The Space under the title A Swim Against The Tide – a reference to his own 7″ record featuring the sound of a swimmer trying to push against the current of an ocean. It proved an apt heading, partly because during Morgan Fisher’s … Continue reading

Inventions For Radio (1964)/Vertigo Bird

Although she spent much of her active career in relative anonymity, the sounds created by Delia Derbyshire and her colleagues at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (David Cain, Daphne Oram, John Baker, Malcolm Clarke, Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland and others) have seeped deep into the culture. She is best known for her 1963 arrangement of Ron Grainer’s theme for … Continue reading

Third Workshop: Sounds

The third workshop in our series of four (following the group’s first visit to Nottingham Contemporary to see the Jack Goldstein and Anne Collier exhibitions and our session making Text Totems at Bilborough Community Centre last week) involved a bit of preparation the night before. Specifically, it involved rummaging through the ever-present pile of records found … Continue reading