David Vorhaus

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David Vorhaus holding his Kaleidophon instrument

Delia: I was giving a lecture at Morley College in London and he came up to me afterwards. He played the double bass, the same as I did, and he was already doing tracks for the Ballet Rambert and we got together and started this album.[1]

David Vorhaus: I guess it [my interest in electronic music] started around 30 years ago when I met Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire, who were then in a band called Unit Delta Plus. I was on my way to an orchestral gig when the conductor told me that there was a lecture next door on the subject of electronic music. The lecture was fantastic and we got on like a house on fire, starting the Kaliedophon studio about a week later! [2]

Brian Hodgson: Kaleidophon was David Vorhaus and Delia and me. David Vorhaus picked us up at a lecture we did with [Peter] Zinovieff at Goldsmith's College and he and Delia took one look at each other and decided they were madly in love, so we set up Kaleidophon in Camden Town.[3]

See also

  • David can been seen in video talking about music some years later in the BBC "The New Sound of Music" documentary


  1. Delia in the Radio Scotland interview
  2. David Vorhaus in the article "David Vorhaus" in Sound On Sound magazine, February 2002
  3. Brian Hodgson in the GLOSPOT1104 sleeve notes