Robert Lowell

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Delia created the music for "a short 1970 film directed by Caroline McCullough about the American poet and conscientious objector Robert Lowell"[1] and four of her tapes are labelled "Lowell".


  • Actors: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwicke, Mary McCarthy, Norman Mailer
  • Director, Producer and Script: Caroline (or Carolyn)[3] McCullough
  • Directors of Photography: Albert Maysles, David Young
  • Composer: Delia Derbyshire
  • Duration: 20 minutes


The Performing Right Society's list of works by Delia Ann Derbyshire has:

Title: Robert Lowell
Writer(s): Derbyshire Delia Ann
Publisher: Unpublished
Creation date: 9 August 1986


  • There are makeups or master tapes in the Attic Tapes:
    • DD045: "Lowell 1"
    • DD052: "Lowell 2"
    • DD051: "Lowell 3"
    • DD178: "Last installment of electronic sound for Robert Lowell film"
  • In James Percival's thesis there is a spectrogram of Attic Tape CDD/1/3/5 (DD045) from 0'32"-4'32", reconverted here to noisy and distorted audio by resynthesizing it from the spectrogram

CDD-1-3-5 0'32"-4'32" Lowell


  2. The film's entry at
  3. The film's entry at the BFI