I am excited to share the trailer for the first performance of “In The Footsteps” which took place at Manchester Art Gallery in March 2019.

The performance wad filmed and trailer produced by Luna Film.

Trailer – In the Footsteps (of Delia Derbyshire and Li Yuan-chia), with Madelon Hooykaas and Caro C at Manchester Art Gallery from LunaFilm on Vimeo.

“In The Footsteps” is a collaboration with the marvellous Madelon Hooykaas, an artist and one of the video art pioneers of the 1960s/70s. Madelon invited me to work with her on a new moving image work about her personal connections with Delia Derbyshire (the woman behind the original and iconic Dr Who theme) and Li Yuan Chia (a Chinese artist who settled in Cumbria). Delia and Li also knew each other as Delia worked at Li’s LYC museum near Hadrian’s Wall in the 1970’s. Madelon worked with Li and Delia and wanted to make a new work exploring these artists and her connections with them. I produced a soundtrack, performed live using prepared piano sounds, voice, piano and electronic music. This new work was commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery and supported by LYC Foundation and Paul Mellon Centre.

It was a joy and privilege to work with such an experienced and dedicated artist. I do love the constant learning of my musical trajectory!

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And so I head up to my electronic music nurturing ground of Newcastle Upon Tyne to start work on creating original music and sound design for a new show by Company of Others, supported by Arts Council England. The show is about endings, with stories offered by women in the North of England.

We will be touring in April/May 2019 in Manchester(26 april), Newcastle (27 april and 4 may), Bradford (13 april), Hexham (23 april) and Stockton on Tees (1 may). Please proceed to Company of Others website to book tickets.

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Next live performance – World of Janet, 23 March, Manchester

March 8, 2019 live shows

Next outing coming up is an invite to create a re-interpretation of a track by Janet Wolstenholme – Manchester’s own experimental electronic music legend as well as musician, composer, artist and film maker.

An evening of music, film and one human’s fertile world of creativity filling the gorgeous Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. Again I [...]

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Next performance: In the Footsteps at Manchester Art Gallery

February 24, 2019 collaborations

As my year forges on, another new work emerges.
My next outing will the first sharing of a collaboration with video art pioneer Madelon Hooykaas called “In the footsteps”.

Still from video “in the footsteps’ image: Madelon Hooykaas
I met Madelon thanks to my work with Delia Derbyshire Day, as Madelon came to DD Day 2016 (a visual [...]

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Next live electronic music live performance in Manchester with King of the Slums

January 10, 2019 live shows

This interesting opportunity has come about via some nice serendipity. I do the occasional slot of engineering for Airtight Studios and they asked me to cover a vocal recording session for King of the Slums. The session went well and Charlie, the vocalist asked me about my own music. Then he invited me to support [...]

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Women pioneers of electronic music podcast

December 14, 2018 Uncategorized

I hereby offer you a podcast I recently made international network and database FEMALE PRESSURE.
It covers a small selection of electronic music pioneers past and present, personal and universal.
From Delia Derbyshire, Susanne Ciani, Wendy Carlos to bjork, Electric Indigo and music from a few other members of female:pressure.
I hope you enjoy the journey!

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Manchester electronic music gigs coming up in December 2018

November 23, 2018 Uncategorized

It’s not that often that I gig on my home turf these days. Not that often I gig at all compared to my early years. It actually takes a lot of energy to prepare for and recover from the lottery of a live performance – so many factors have to come together to make for [...]

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Electronic music mini tour for November 2018

October 31, 2018 live shows

Beavering away as always at Caro C towers, I’m gearing up for a mini tour week coming up:

First stop is my old home BERLIN on FRI 9 NOV – I’m excited to be playing at the female:pressure 20th birthday party with my new raw electronica live set using only an Ableton Push controller and 2 [...]

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Interview video – how I got into electronic music and my work with Delia Derbyshire Day

September 20, 2018 Delia Derbyshire Day

Thanks to Anti-Type Films for this interview about how I got into the wonderful sphere of (electronic) music, why I do it, teaching electronic music and my work with electronic music charity, Delia Derbyshire Day.

Check out the Deliaphonic youtube channel for more interviews and their 57 minute film about their Deliaphonic initiative with Delia Derbyshire [...]

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Music/sound design for dance – working with Company of Others

August 28, 2018 Uncategorized

After an amazing week working with teenage lasses in the North East (see previous post: Making Waves Hexagon Experiment electronic music summer school as part of Great Exhibition North), I now return to Newcastle for another marvellous opportunity as composer/sound designer for a new dance theatre production by Company of Others.

We are developing the show [...]

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