I wanted to share this wonderful film made by schoolchildren in Manchester. In my capacity with electronic music heritage charity Delia Derbyshire Day, we helped the children be the first to tell the world about the late great electronic music composer who they were inspired by. In a project supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, we worked with 45 children aged 8-11 using the work, working methods and archive of Delia Derbyshire to educate and inspire.

They also produced their own experimental electronic music which provides the soundtrack to the film too.

It was a joy to go on an 8 week journey with the kids and see them develop in confidence, knowledge and skills.
One girl said she is now going to make an album titled “The album to end all albums.”

I hope you enjoy this educational production!

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To close an action packed and creatively rich 2017, I want to share with you a new piece: Nissology
(which means the study of islands on their own terms).

Commissioned by writer Michelle Green and supported by Arts Council England, this experimental electronic music piece forms part of phase one of “Hayling Stories” – a short story/digital literature/multi-sensory project inspired by Hayling Island, off the south coast of England.

You can visit the website of Michelle Green for more info.

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Artists in Archives – an event in Manchester Tues 5 Dec 2017

November 3, 2017 Uncategorized

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.

“For Interest Only” will feature [...]

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Hayling Stories – a short story collaboration – performances in OCT 2017

October 2, 2017 collaborations

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 [...]

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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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