Consul wrote:If I could ever have met Delia Derbyshire in her prime, I would totally have hit on her.
He he. True.
She had studied both mathematics and music.
BTW, after finish listening to collection of queues from Doctor Who (produced by the workshop) I took the recently released third album from Hot Chip for a spin. And I must say that you actually can find in the intro to the first track "Out At The Pictures" how much the workshop have managed to influence contemporary music.* Hot Chip is famous for using all kinds of weird instruments and sounds, in addition to all kinds of VST plugins, to create complex rhythmic sound textures ("impossible to recreate live" they have lamented). Another British favorite of mine is Psapp who build their songs with a lot of humor by sampling mostly toy instruments. I think you can trace both groups methods of working to methods and ideas developed by the workshop, despite being "simply" popular music. (Although, Hot Chip probably will claim Kraftwerk as the main inspiration for much of their work.)
*) In this case I got a John Baker feeling.