In my role as instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day, we have an event coming up that explores the realm of artists in archives. Called “For Interest Only”, this free event is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and co-curated and presented with Digital Women’s Archive North.

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“For Interest Only” will feature talks, performances and discussions inspired by the work of Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) – to interact with and unlock the fascinating archive of the late great electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001). Delia’s archive lives at the John Rylands Library in Manchester. The DD Day organisation and its growing number of supporters believe this is a valuable part of our electronic music heritage that deserves to be made a fuss of. The work of DD Day – commissioning new work alongside designing and delivering electronic music education opportunities – shows this special collection is a rich source of inspiration and education.

So if you are also afflicted with being interested in archives and maybe even strategies for disruption in the area or how heritage is preserved and history is told, come along to our informal thought-provoking event. Materials from the Delia Derbyshire Archive will also be on display.

EVENT INFO

“For Interest Only”
6-9pm on TUES 5 DEC at Anthony Burgess Foundation, MCR
Click here for more info and event sign up

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I’m quite stoked and very grateful to be part of a new creative endeavour called “Hayling Stories”.

Initiated and led by writer and spoken word artist Michelle Green, Hayling Stories is a collaborative team endeavour tapping into impressions and inherited memories of the island of Hayling (near Portsmouth) to ultimately create an interactive digital map with a short story collection and accompanying audio/sound design.

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This Arts Council England supported project will be in 2 phases. This first phase culminates in live events, recorded short stories and a digital platform. Live events are coming up at DURHAM LIT FEST (7 OCT), HAYLING LIBRARY (21 OCT) and IABF, MANCHESTER (26 OCT) – with grand piano and live synth playing in MCR. Visit the website of Michelle Green for more info.

I’ve been relishing tuning into sounds I met while on Hayling, synthesising them with a synthesiser – it was too windy to snatch too many recordings! – sculpting textures, trusting my impressions communicated with my vocal & piano expressions. Responding to a place I don’t know but can channel my experience through.

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Caro C gig coming up in Manchester, SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER

September 18, 2017 live shows
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Tram tracks – a piece for The Bridgewater Hall

July 25, 2017 Uncategorized

Here’s a little thing wrote for the 25th anniversary of the trams in Manchester and the 21st birthday of The Bridgewater Hall.
I took a ride from Chorlton tram stop direct up to Rochdale Train Station, recording sounds on the way using my new Rode iXY stereo mic which I am quite pleased with. It [...]

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Delia Derbyshire Day electronic music live shows coming up

June 16, 2017 Uncategorized

Another successful Delia Derbyshire Day 2017 at Band on the Wall, MCR in the bag, it is now time for us to get on the road again and take our DD Day roadshow beyond Manchester.
We were at Blue Dot festival on SAT 8 JULY and will be at Festival No.6 (7-10 Sept). We will hold [...]

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For Interest Only…Delia Derbyshire Day 2017 is on its way!

May 19, 2017 Delia Derbyshire Day

Countdown to Delia Derbyshire Day 2017 at Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK on SAT 10 JUNE, managed by yours truly!

Join us as we honour the 80th anniversary of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) with new art, live music, new DD Archive collage, Delia’s BBC Radiophonic Workshop colleagues and electronic music making workshops for [...]

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Electronic Music Initiative – 24 schools covered!

April 26, 2017 Uncategorized

For a few years now, I have designed and been delivering an introduction to electronic music and music technology in partnership with One Education Music. For academic years 2015-2017 the course has been subsidised by Manchester Music Hub as a New Initiative, making it more accessible for schools to inspire and educate pupils about [...]

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Delia Derbyshire electronic music heritage project is go!

February 15, 2017 Uncategorized

Amidst the crazy wonderful of it all, I am pleased to announce our Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project thanks for being awarded Heritage Lottery Fund support. To celebrate what would have been Delia’s 80th birthday on 5 May 2017, we will be animating the DD archive and increasing awareness of and engagement [...]

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My electronic music projects 2016 round-up

January 25, 2017 Everything Gives to Something Else album

What to say..Here’s to a year of evolution in terms of emotional intelligence on the political stage – please, please, please..!
In the mean/kind time, here are a few highlights from wonderful projects I was involved in in 2016:
AGENTS OF CHANGE – Transition Festival commission
The outcome of a audio/visual commission I carried out with Andrea Pazos [...]

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Solstice Solidarity Session event in Manchester

November 23, 2016 collaborations

POST EVENT UPDATE:
Mammoth thanks to all who helped make this event a lovely heartwarming evening, a definite glow in the dark (nights). Magic performances by all, wonderful cakes and cuppa’s by Thyme for a Caper, excellent raffle prizes and so many helpful helpers on the night. And we raised just over £800 for Survivors of [...]

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