It was touching how much love and respect for the late great Delia Derbyshire and her experimental electronic music there is out there. The pixie/hippy in me hope she felt it. The response “inspiring” cropped up a few times. And some excellent radical programming went on tour wise, with Kara Blake’s creative documentary The Delian Mode being played to a room full of folk with pints and not a peep was muttered (or allowed once a good few shush’s had been expressed). Aces.
And, my, did i thoroughly enjoyed being back on stage.
Such a joy not struggling against all that horrid pain.
And employing a laptop on stage (with a variety of hardware effects) for the first time was also alot more enjoyable and performative than I had anticipated.
For more musings on my current live kit do visit a feature/interview with Kit monsters.
A few reviews of all the music performances can be perused at Delia Derbyshire Day project blog.
And guess what, I will be appearing on CBBC with Dick and Dom as they present their new series Absolute Genius on CBBC with a programme looking at Delia Derbyshire. We did a ridiculous remake of Delia’s amazing realisation of the original Dr Who theme tune using largely found (and yes, animal) sounds. WED 20 FEB at 18:15 i believe..