We are excited to announce that Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 is happening thanks to the support of Arts Council England, PRS Women Make Music and Arts Council Quebec (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec). We will also be doing a little Northern tour- more info coming soon!

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 will be taking place on Saturday 12th January at Band on the Wall Manchester. Here’s more info about the event:

Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 is a special day and evening event of performances, screenings and talks celebrating the work of the fascinating electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who is best known for creating the original BBC Doctor Who theme tune in 1963 using no ‘musical’ instruments.
Daytime “mini-symposium” event 3pm-6pm includes:

– Screening of award-winning documentary “The Delian Mode”

Q&A with The Delian Mode director Kara Blake exciting panel of ‘Delian’ experts from around the UK

– Deep listening session and sharing of some of Delia Derbyshire archive material

Evening event 8pm-10.30pm includes:

– Premiere performances of new commissions by:

Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical)
caro c (was caro snatch – experimental electronic)
Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica)

With live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake
Plus DJ Tukatz playing Delia inspired experimental music

Evening event will present new commissions by Manchester based caro c (experimental electronic), Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical) and Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica) inspired by spending time with Delia Derbyshire archives held at University of Manchester. Plus DJ Tukatz playing Delian sounds and live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake.

Tickets can be purchased here.