Performance: Celebrating Delia Derbyshire (1937 - 2001) - 25 October 2017

Performance: Celebrating Delia Derbyshire (1937 - 2001) - 25 October 2017
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Join us for a talk, screening and performance from Caro C (composer and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day). Caro will be providing insight into the work and working methods of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).

It was Delia who created the most famous piece that ever emerged from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the theme tune to Doctor Who (1963). She did it by taking a simple score by Ron Grainer and transforming it into the uncanny, iconic masterpiece we know, using her very own methods. A true seamstress of sound, she turned organic and everyday material into some of the earliest modern British electronic compositions that were way ahead of their time.

Caro C will share key examples, exploring Delia's pioneering creativity working with tape and found sounds or 'objets trouvés'. This selection will include an audio collage compiled by Dr David Butler made up of sounds from the Delia Derbyshire Archive at John Rylands Library (University of Manchester) with a film by Andrea Pazos inspired by the DD Archive .

The evening will conclude with Caro C performing her own widely acclaimed creative response to the DD Archive called "Audient, My Dear". This is a journey through electronica for voice, electronics, ping pong ball and ruler. 

Aimed at 16+ audience. Booking is required to ensure your place.

Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.

This evening performance is priced at £8.00 per ticket.

Date : 25 October 2017
Time : 6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)


Delia Image by kind permission Andrea Pazos


This event is part of our October 2017 festival 'Computing History: Where did all the Women Go?  For the full line-up of events, see our hub page here.


Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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