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DAY #303/365: Towards Tomorrow; A Selection of Cuttings From The Delian Mode, Sonic Maps, The Corporation’s Cubby Holes and the Life of an Audiological Explorer…

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Year in the Country

" The Delian Mode. This is quite frankly an astonishing piece of work...It’s a moving, touching, respectful, informative piece of film making."

Read the full piece at: http://ayearinthecountry.co.uk/towards-tomorrow-selection-cuttings-delian-mode-life-audiological-explorer-day-302365/


The Art of Fiction

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Adrian Slatcher

“A compact 25 minutes, it’s more like a film essay or a visual tone poem than a traditional film; using Delia’s music and words throughout to construct a portrait of her creative process .”

Read the full piece at: http://artoffiction.blogspot.ca/2013/01/delia-derbyshire-day.html


Fast Forward Weekly

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christine Leonard

"As likely to attract tie-dyed-in-the-wool feminists as it is comic-con goers and fleet-fingered DJs, Blake’s bio-capsule is an enchanting and engaging cultural collage that speaks to the boundless appeal of Derbyshire’s work."

Read the full piece at: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/screen/film-features/electronic-empress-8625/


Telegraph 21

Monday, December 12, 2011

Read the full piece at: http://www.telegraph21.com/video/the-delian-mode


Record Collector

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mark Brend

"...the only thing wrong with The Delian Mode is that, at a few minutes short of half an hour, it’s over all too quickly."

Read the full piece at: http://www.recordcollectormag.com/reviews/review-detail/7052


Panorama-Cinema

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau

"...a brief visit to Delia Derbyshire’s laboratory that will also satisfy music lovers already familiar with her work, those who will rejoice that it is treated here with so much respect and sensibility."

Read the full piece at: http://www.vitheque.com/AnalysecritiqueTheDelianMode/tabid/335/language/en-US/Default.aspx


The Independent – Doc Highlights From the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Patrick Pearce

“...Blake’s film is a lovingly crafted collage of still avant-garde-sounding sound clips and a wealth of archive photos, film clips, and handwritten notes...”

Read the full piece at: http://www.independent-magazine.org/magazine/2010/01/nouveau


Offscreen – Festival Nouveau Cinéma 2009: The Long end of the Short

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Randolph Jordan

“This is one of those rare documentaries that is at once informational, aesthetically satisfying, and emotionally stirring – all in the space of 25 minutes!”

Read the full piece at: http://www.offscreen.com/biblio/pages/essays/festival_nouveau_cinema_2009/


Nowness – The Delian Mode

Friday, December 18, 2009

“Kara Blake's ‘The Delian Mode’ is an affectionate and appropriately experimental ode to cult electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire.”

Read the full piece at: http://www.nowness.com/day/2009/12/18/The-Delian-Mode


CKUT 90.3 FM – The Wednesday Morning After Show

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Director Kara Blake talks to radio host Sami Malki about the film The Delian Mode and the history of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Interspersed with musical selections by Delia Derbyshire.

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Hour – Doctor Who?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

By Meg Hewings

“Blake's first documentary is a meticulously researched and seamlessly crafted 25-minute portrait of Derbyshire that mines the sometimes dark tunnels of the technician's brilliant mind and sheds light on her visionary sound techniques.”

Read the full piece at: http://www.hour.ca/film/film.aspx?iIDArticle=18453


The Coast – Atlantic Film Fest day 3: Ladies come out on top of docs

Sunday, September 20, 2009

By Sue Carter Finn

“I love Blake's camera style-the aesthetic is like watching a film through a Viewmaster, which is what I think she is trying to achieve.”

Read the full piece at: http://www.thecoast.ca/HaliwoodInsider/archives/2009/09/20/aff-day-3-ladies-come-out-on-top-of-docs


MyDocumentary.ca- Filmmaker Interview: Kara Blake

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Conducted by Dixon Christie

“Her music, to me, really called forth a lot of interesting visuals. I immediately started imagining things that would go with the music, so I thought it would be the perfect subject for a documentary.” —Blake

Read the full piece at: http://mydocumentary.ca/community/index.php/home/231-kara-blake-the-delian-mode


NoCommericalValue.org – Week 11: Delia Derbyshire

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Curated by Kara Blake

NoCommercialValue.org is a weekly showcase of original works and hyperlinks curated by a variety of international contributors. Site created by Prem Sooriyakumar and Amir Husak.

Read the full piece at: http://www.nocommercialvalue.org/week11.html


Montréal Mirror – Sounds of Future Past

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Matthew Hays

“For Kara Blake, the beginnings of her documentary project came about when she first watched an old episode of Doctor Who. As a child, she recalls catching the landmark British ’60s series on TV. ‘I was so freaked out by that musical score,’ Blake recalls.”

Read the full piece at: http://www.montrealmirror.com/2008/010308/film1.html