MC7pedals gig flyer

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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 has that characteristic Rode transparency and sparkle. I also interviewed kind and trusting tram passengers waiting on the platform.

The piece was then produced using only the recordings collected on that journey, using my electronic music production tools and techniques.

For more info on the project and to listen to the other 92 tram stop’s creative responses, please proceed to The Bridgewater Hall website.

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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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Nature, Skin and Bones – music and sound design for sculpture

September 25, 2016 collaborations

After performing Mammoth Mountain live at a friend’s birthday party, sculptor Sarah Smith invited me to bring my sound(s) to a new scultpure exhibition Nature, skin and bones which will show at The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Yorkshire Dales from 3 October – end December 2016.
This wonderful and unique opportunity to respond [...]

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Off the Wall at the newly restored Bramall Hall

August 10, 2016 Uncategorized

It’s been a busy and thoroughly fun summer working with some amazing community groups and wonderful residents of Stockport.
Commissioned by passionate creative producers Let’s Go, myself and the awesome Louise Wallwein (poet, writer, playwright) have been working as resident artists for the project which culminates in a community takeover event at the newly restored [...]

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