Delia Derbyshire is one of the great progenitors of electronic music. She was part of the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the studio that created the sci-fi sound of the 1960s. One of her most famous compositions was the theme music for Dr. Who.
Her many collaborations included an electronic version of “Yesterday” with Paul McCartney, but she was also a founding member of the pioneering band White Noise.
Delia Derbyshire created in an age where making electronic music meant building your own studios and inventing instruments; she was as much engineer as musician. Sadly, she passed away at just 64 years old, but her massive body of work still inspires.