Amidst ample music technology education work and other creative facilitator roles, my third album is currently in construction, Delia Derbyshire Day is going from strength to strength and I have a few nice creative commissions on the go.
21 MAY 2016 – Launch event for my third album Everything Gives to Something Else - at The Wonder Inn in Manchester. Tickets £7/5. We will create a warm, sparkly atmosphere and share our authentic voices and lovingly crafted sounds.
I will perform Everything Gives to Something Else live with piano, my voice, live sampling and found sound loops. Also featuring wonderful guest musicians Kate Moran on violin, Gemma Leighton on vocals, Emma Welsby on cajón & Janet Wolstenholme on guitar. With emotive live visuals by Andrea Pazos.
The Present Occupier & friends – songs about how everything is connected with lovely close vocal harmonies by Julie Wolstenholme, Hilary Bichovsky & Heather Greenbank.
Mining for Diamonds – singer/songwriter Gemma plays piano and will sing songs from her forthcoming album “Tales from the natural world”.
DJ Bobcatz playing quirky and dancing tunes.
The top notch sound for this special event will be provided by Tube UK. Cinders goes to the ball!
Sounds from the Stores – a creative response to People’s History Museum Archive – 12 MAY 2016
A mini-commission from Instigate Arts to tap into the fascinating archives in the People’s History Museum. What caught my attention most at a glimpse of the catalogue online was a collection of letters between Scottish socialist Harry McShane and founder of Marxist Humanist philosophy Raya Dunayevskaya between 1959 and 1988.
I’ll perform and voice and sound response to just 2 boxes of letters alongside fellow MCR artists Debbie Sharp,
Falk Morawitz & Guillaume Dujat. This free event on THURS 21 MAY 6-8pm in the lovely Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum is part of Manchester After Hours and annual Museums at Night celebrations.
DELIA DERBYSHIRE DAY
After the shimmering success of Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 & 2014 with subsequent touring in England, Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 at HOME in Manchester has now taken place and a DD Day 2016 touring event went to the lovely Leeds College of Music too.
It has been a wonder-full experience spreading the word about the late great Delia D and sharing my response to Delia’s fascinating archive (housed here in Manchester) entitled Audient, My Dear for software, hardware, voice, ruler and ping pong ball with live visual accompaniment by Andrea Pazos since 2014. We went to FACT in Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hebden Bridge; Norwich Arts Centre; London; Oxford for OCM; And a special appearance at Ada Lovelace Day 2014, a science cabaret celebrating Women in STEM at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Recent exciting project:
The Atkinson Gallery in Southport – a mini-commission soundscape of Lord Street today for an exhibition running from 23 Jan 2016 – 31 July. Visit The Atkinson site for more info.
ELECTRO BRASS – a commission for Durham Brass Festival – with composer/trumpeter Eve Harrison which had its first performaances at Durham Brass Festival in JULY 2014. Click here to hear Electro-Brass studio recording