Delia Darlings present: Delia Derbyshire Day Sat 12 Jan 2013, Manchester

Delia Derbyshire

A very special day to celebrate and highlight the fascinating work of Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), the pioneering electronic music composer

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 will be the first of its kind.

 

A very special day to celebrate and highlight the fascinating work of Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), the pioneering electronic music composer who worked for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and is most famous for realising the original Dr Who theme in 1963.

 

Delia Derbyshire Day will be taking place on Saturday 12 January 2013 at Manchester’s Band on the Wall (Best Entertainment Venue at Manchester Tourism Awards 2012). 2013 will be the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who and Delia's iconic theme.

 

The producers behind this unique venture are Delia Darlings - a female trio of Manchester based artists working in music and sound paying sonic homage to Delia Derbyshire having spent time with her archives at the University of Manchester. Delia Darlings are Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical), Caro C (was caro snatch - experimental electronic) and Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica).

 

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013

Delia Darlings will present a mini symposium with an esteemed panel of passionate Delia Derbyshire experts including Mark Ayres, composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop archivist and David Butler, Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester.

It's always been our hope that Delia's archive would provide inspiration for new works. Ailís, Naomi and Caro are among the first artists to work extensively with the archive and we are delighted. David Butler (University of Manchester)

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 will also feature a screening of the award-winning documentary The Delian Mode with the Canadian film director Kara Blake introducing the film in person and taking part in the post-screening panel discussion. The evening event will be the premiere of the three new commissions by Ailís Ní Ríain, Caro C and Naomi Kashiwagi, with live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake. DJ Tukatz will play Delia Derbyshire inspired experimental music.

 

For more details and ticket info - visit
www.deliaderbyshireday.wordpress.com

 

 

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