Following on from the glowing success of Delia Derbyshire Day 2013, DD Day 2014 will take place on SAT 12 APRIL at The Anthony Burgess Foundation here in Manchester UK. Buying advance tickets is strongly recommended as this lovely venue has limited capacity and alot of folk were disappointed not to get in last year to our event honouring one of the pioneering women in electronic music whose fascinating archive happens to be here in Manchester. Buy tickets for DD Day 2014.
I shall be performing a further developed version of my DD Day 2013 commission Audient My Dear with live visual accompaniment from the talented young artist Andrea Pazos.
Also on the bill is a wondrous 45 min audio-visual collage with audio from the Delia Derbyshire Archive and live performances of music commissions by Ailís Ní Ríain and Daniel Weaver.
We will then do a few tour dates, mainly down South this time. So if you are in one of the following cities, come experience the Delia-n delights!
Thurs 17 APRIL – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Info & tickets
Sat 19 APRIL – Horse hospital, London. Info & tickets
Sat 26 APRIL – Cube Microplex, Bristol. Info & tickets
Wed 4 JUNE – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich. Info & tickets
And for the curious amidst you, here is an update from the Delia Derbyshire archive and bit of a glimpse of DD Day 2014 presentations and reflections:
As spring finally springs over here, I wanted to share a couple of candid random rarities I have happened across recently.
Sound tourism – Prof Trevor Cox’s Sonic Wonders
As part of the University of Manchester’s Cafe Scientifique series, I thoroughly enjoyed a suitably wondrous talk by Professor Trevor Cox about his Sonic Wonders- a website and now a book in the aim of uncovering Sound Tourism – obviously the way forward for us sound afficionado/as.
Whispering walls, record breaking reverbs and singing sand dunes amidst many others. Yes, singing booming sand dunes where all the particles of sand apparently have to be the same size (what the schnitzel?!) alongside a few other wondrous conditions (eg. dry, steep slope)..
Experimental music school in the 1960’s
Came across this rarity via Synthtopia and a few electronic friends. A delightful example of young minds taking to experimental music and music technology likes ducks to water. I love how it all makes perfect nonsense to them, as does the Delia Derbyshire music technology course I have been delivering in primary schools of recent.
I broke a glass with my voice..And yes, it was intentional.
Thanks to Helen Arney of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, I was invited on stage to try to explode a wine glass by singin back its resonant frequency through a mic and amplifier. Apparently the voice has can only be within 1 or 2 hertz of the frequency (sound) the glass makes when you ping it. Well, I darn well did it and what an exhilarating experience it was!