New electronic music for contemporary dance – Dreamers

April 4, 2018 collaborations

It’s nice to still have firsts. And this is the first time I have worked with dancers and choreographers. Making music for contemporary dance students at Manchester College as they respond to the “Dreamers” sculpture by Elisa Artesero with choreographer Belinda Grantham and theatre director Graham Hicks. In an almost 20 minute piece, the dancers [...]

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Ableton Push electronic music Initiative in secondary schools is go

February 22, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be getting started with a pilot initiative I have developed with One Education Music.
We are doing a live music performance project using Ableton Live software and their Push controller in a few secondary schools in Manchester. The project gives inspirational and aspirational opportunities to young people, focusing on live performance and [...]

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A short film about electronic music composer Delia Derbyshire – by kids!

January 11, 2018 Delia Derbyshire Day

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, [...]

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Sharing new work: a sonic response to Hayling Island

December 12, 2017 Uncategorized

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 [...]

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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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