More info to drop soon on this event, but props to all involved for making it happen! The archives of Delia’s tapes are in the vaults of Manchester University, so it made sense that this would happen here…
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Manchester: 12th January 2012
Wed 16 Jan 2013 — FACT, Liverpool — free event!
Fri 18 Jan 2013 — Sheffield with Sensoria Film Festival – venue to be confirmed
Sun 20 Jan 2013 — Star and Shadow, Newcastle upon Tyne — £6/4
Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 is a special day and evening event of performances, screenings and talks celebrating the work of the fascinating electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who is best known for creating the original BBC Doctor Who theme tune in 1963 using all electronic production.
Daytime “mini-symposium” event 3pm-6pm includes:
– Screening of award-winning documentary “The Delian Mode”
– Q&A with The Delian Mode director Kara Blake exciting panel of ‘Delian’ experts from around the UK
– Deep listening session and sharing of some of Delia Derbyshire archive material
Evening event 8pm-10.30pm includes:
– Premiere performances of new commissions by:
Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical)
caro c (was caro snatch – experimental electronic)
Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica)
With live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake
Plus DJ Tukatz playing Delia inspired experimental music
Evening event will present new commissions by Manchester based caro c(experimental electronic), Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical) and Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica) inspired by spending time with Delia Derbyshire archives held at University of Manchester. Plus DJ Tukatz playing Delian sounds and live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake.
This project is supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Quebec Arts Council