new year = new electronic music actions

January 23, 2014

I really am thankful nigh on everyday for being able to do more so free of yesteryear’s draining pain. O the joy for lucky me. And this year already has some right fun creative music projects in store.
DD DAY 2014
After the shimmering success of Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 in Manchester, UK and the following North [...]

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Outcomes of Delia Derbyshire inspired music technology course in schools pilot

November 28, 2013

With Delia Derbyshire estate approval, thanks to Arts Council England support and in partnership with One Education and John Rylands library, we have now completed the pilot course of workshops in 2 primary schools in Greater Manchester as part of our Delia Derbyshire Day project.
And here are the audio outcomes..

In their evaluation, the young participants [...]

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Back to skool thanks to fascinating Delia Derbyshire archive

September 26, 2013

After the inspiring journey that led to Delia Derbyshire Day in MCR in Jan 2013, I am rather stoked to be about to deliver a pilot electronic music and music technology course of workshops based around the work and archive of the late great electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).

With Arts Council England support [...]

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An all-female electronic music festival – good idea or not?

August 14, 2013

So, we’re back to that old chestnut: women in electronic music/digital arts.
And then the question of whether all-female festivals are a good idea.
So, context: Female Pressure is an international network and database of female artists operating in the fields of electronic music/club culture. Of which I am a member. And we did a [...]

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Caro C soundcloud – new cloud of sound for new phase

June 25, 2013

Yes, a whole new Caro C jukebox is amassing. And there was me thinking I haven’t written much new stuff of late.

And here is a little visual stimuli courtesy of Kara Blake to “Audient, my dear” – my experimental electronic music response to hanging out with the archive of the late great Delia Derbyshire.

Audient, my [...]

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A Wondrous Place now on tour – theatre music and sound design

May 16, 2013

A Wondrous Place is new writing, animation, video, music and delicious set design all directed by Chris Meads.

And yes, this one is also about me (again) – for I provided the theatre music and sound design.
With suitably wondrous contributions from talented fellow musicians:
Andy Hodson (real drums)
Janet Wolstenholme (bass guitar)

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Northern Spirit – A Wondrous Place – theatre music and sound design

April 7, 2013


Northern Spirit is creating a brand new theatre show in MAY/JUNE 2013: A Wondrous Place for which I am currently working on sound design and soundtrack with a spirited team and wonderful guest musicians indeed. My first ride of making theatre music
The show will be visiting Liverpool Unity Theatre (15-18 May), [...]

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It’s Dynamic Range Day!

March 22, 2013

I am continuing to support mastering engineer & music producer Ian Shepherd’s campaign for dynamic range in music (ie. quiet and loud volumes, not just all loud volume).

The campaign is expanding each year, so you can hop over to Dynamic Range Day website to find out more and how to take part. [...]

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Wonder Women Radical Manchester programme & Full of Noise Festival Radio Commission

March 3, 2013

A diverse and bold programme of events are taking place in Manchester this month of March under the umbrella of a larger 5 year project called Wonder Women | Radical Manchester.

It was 100 years ago when a group of seemingly respectable women shocked Manchester art gallery by smashing dozens of artworks [...]

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Delia Derbyshire Day done, lil Northern Tour, recent press & Caro C on CBBC

February 3, 2013

Just catching up with myself after our first Delia Derbyshire Day and Delia Darlings little Northern Tour which took place in Jan 2013.

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. [...]

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