Announcing Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 at HOME Manchester

September 8, 2015 Delia Derbyshire Day

One of my pet projects Delia Derbyshire Day is now able to announce its next event in Manchester – Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 which will take place at the new HOME Manchester on SUNDAY 17 January 2016.

The focus for the next DD Day will be film/visual and sound/music as two new donations to the Delia [...]

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Thank you Theatre residency electronic music outcome – A Plentitude o Gratitude

July 23, 2015 Uncategorized

‘A plentitude of Gratitude’ is an electronic music based creative response inspired by and drawn from me being part of the Thank you Theatre residency in Alt, Oldham in June 2015.
This project was designed and delivered by Oldham Theatre Workshop and inspired by an Arts and Kindness initiative by People United who are exploring [...]

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New electronic music performance has gone public – pleasing responses

June 5, 2015 collaborations

We are most pleased and relieved that our new live electronic music performance with video/visual accompaniment seems to have been most successful.
The new tracks I performed live – most of them for the first time – are based around the theme of compassion and inter-connectedness – increasingly crucial in our current political predicament I [...]

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First public sharing of new electronic music performance with live visual collaboration

April 29, 2015 audio/visual

I am rather excited and most grateful to be able to announce the first public sharing of a new live electronic music performance paired with projection mapping live visuals (on a screen and objects).
After a research and development phase supported by Arts Council England, this performance is the outcome of a collaboration with creative [...]

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Music technology course in Primary Schools – wonderful minds and future music producers

March 4, 2015 Uncategorized

O how I love to be inspired and enchanted when working as a creative facilitator specialising in music technology with Primary school children. Their clever, creative and wonderful not-too-conditioned-yet minds seem to love to learning about and appreciating the magic of music as well as making it.
In partnership with One Education Music, I have [...]

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On the Go – Drake Music & Matt Halsall electronic music remix project in Manchester

February 20, 2015 collaborations

O how I love how accessible music technology can be – deleting barriers and expanding sonic landscapes. As part of my creative facilitator duties, I have been working on this project designed and delivered by Drake Music North West.
Three disabled musicians using music technology and covering the sound worlds of Soca, drum n bass/EDM [...]

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Gratitude for having an Arts Council so a new live electronic music performance can emerge

January 23, 2015 audio/visual

Well what a lucky pixie I am. The Arts Council of England have opted to support my somewhat wayward endeavours again. And how grateful I am.
So, what follows is research and development of a new live performance with new, already pretty much created music centred around found sounds, my voice and me playing piano badly. [...]

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Electro-Brass Recording now available: Electronic music meets Brass Music

December 2, 2014 audio/visual

We have now completed the recording, mixing and mastering of a new piece of creative music that myself and Eve Harrison (Manchester based trumpeter, classical composer) produced and performed for Durham Brass Festival 2014.
Electro-Brass was a commission by Durham Brass Festival through their Brass:Pitch commission series which looks at fresh perspectives on Brass Music. [...]

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Art and kindness – can music affect social change?

October 28, 2014 random

“People United believes that the arts and culture have a powerful and unique role to play in bringing about social change”
As you may know my last album Til You’re No Longer Blinkered had behind it a concept of self-knowledge and self-compassion in the aim of connecting with self and others for a happier [...]

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Ada Lovelace Day 2014 – A celebration of Women in STEM at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

August 13, 2014 Uncategorized

Well, you may have heard of Delia Derbyshire Day, and there is also an Ada Lovelace Day which takes place at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on TUES OCT 14th 2014.

Who is Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)? Only the woman who is said to have written the first computer programme and was instrumental in [...]

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