DD DAY 2017

Delia Derbyshire Day 2017

 Saturday 10th June, Band on the Wall 

A special event celebrating the 80th birthday of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001)

We are very excited to announce our Heritage Lottery Fund supported DD Day 2017 that will take on place on Sat 10 June returning to Band on the Wall in Manchester, UK.

DD Day 2017 welcomes special guests who knew and worked with Delia as we delve into her archive to explore and honour her technical skills, methods and creative spirit. We present a new audio collage archive of audio material that is not available in the public domain and showcase live performances from artists commissioned to respond creatively to Delia’s inspiring archive. Plus, with hands on electronic music workshops for children and adults inspired by Delia’s archive, work and working methods we hope we have cooked up yet another wonder-full DD Day full of Delia-n delights!

Evening Live Event: 7.30pm – 10pm – doors at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start

SPECIAL GUESTS WHO KNEW DELIA

Delia Derbyshire ArchiveDelia is most famous for her iconic realisation of the original Dr Who theme in 1963. For DD Day 2017 we welcome Dick Mills, colleague and friend of Delia who will reveal “How we made the Dr Who theme”. Later in the evening, Dick will be joined by BBC Radiophonic workshop colleagues Brian Hodgson and Mark Ayres who worked with Delia for an archive sharing discussion – each will choose an item from Delia’s archive and share anecdotes and insights into their working lives with Delia and as a member of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop providing “special sound” for BBC radio and TV.

NEW AUDIO ARCHIVE COLLAGE

David Butler will showcase a new audio collage of archive material with accompanying video work by artist Andrea Pazos.

ARTIST COMMISSIONS

Delia Derbyshire ArchiveResponding to the DD Archive; we present new artist commissions by composer Manuella Blackburn and painter/visual artist Tracey Zengeni.

Live performance of ‘The waking sleep’ by The Architects of Rosslyn ( DD Day 2016 commission by Mandy Wigby and Howard Jacobs) a live electronic and acoustic soundtrack to a ‘dream sequence’ film collage by artist Di Mainstone.

Evening Live Event: £10 full, £7.50 concession, early bird £8 until 10 April (+ booking fee)

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Daytime Workshops: Delia inspired Electronic Music Making

Make your own piece of electronic music inspired by Delia’s archive and working methods. After deconstructing Delia’s iconic rendering of the original Dr Who theme tune and looking at some working notes from Delia’s archive, you will have the opportunity to explore and play with found sounds and resonant non-musical objects.Recording then manipulating them and creating loops and atmospheric textures to a brief (similar to how Delia worked at The BBC Radiophonic Workshop).

 10.30 – 1pm. Workshop 1 Ages 6+ (with accompanying adult)

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 1.30pm-4pm: Workshop 2  for Adults (16+)

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Workshops are designed and delivered by professional composers and found sound enthusiasts Caro C and Daniel Weaver and include instruments kindly donated by Korg UK and Apesoft (iVCS3 app).

Capacity is limited to 25 per workshops and these workshops were very popular last year so booking asap is strongly recommended!

TICKETS

Evening Live Event: £10 full, £7.50 concession, early bird £8 until 10 April (+ booking fee)

Daytime Workshops:  £2.50 per person (+booking fee)

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Thank you to our funders, partners and music equipment sponsors

We would like to thank our funders the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting this event and the DD day programme for 2017, helping us to increasing the awareness of and creative engagement with the DD Archive at John Rylands Library. We are also most grateful for partnership support from the Delia Derbyshire Estate, Band on the Wall and University of Manchester.

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We are also very grateful to KORG UK for loaning us a MS-20 mini synthesiser and Apesoft for providing us with licenses and preset programmes for the iVCS3 – a virtual version of Peter Zinovieff’s legendary VCS3 synth that Delia worked with.