DD DAY 2021 MASTERCLASSES, JULY-NOV 2021

The DD Day 2021 masterclass series will take place on the first WEDNESDAY of every month from July to November 2021.They will take place on Zoom from 19:30-2100 UK time.

These expert talks are free to attend but you will need to book your place. We have a maximum of 100 attendees so if you book a place and cannot come please tell us so someone else can take your place.

The overall theme for this year is imagination – how Delia overcame barriers and limitations and how we have had to do that over the last year or so. We will be referring to Delia’s archive, work and the creative approaches she and the pioneers of her time employed. We’ll start with a bit of chat/interview with the host and link to Delia in general. Then there will be a more detailed presentation by the guest, unpacking something they want to focus on, offering insight and inspiration. Ending with discussion with host and live Q&A.

We have a live captioner for each event. Please tell us of any access needs when you book your ticket through Eventbrite.

This project is gratefully supported by Arts Council England and The Granada Foundation. Our masterclass series is supported by Sound On Sound magazine.

We look forward to inspiring you via this special series of expert talks unpacking the work, working processes & heritage of Delia Derbyshire.

DD DAY 2021 MASTERCLASSES- info & booking

Masterclass 1 – Mandy Wigby & Caro C – WED 7 JULY 19.30-21.00 UK time

To kick off the series, these DD Day artists, project managers and education workshop leaders will discuss the archive and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Drawing from their intimate knowledge with the output of Delia Derbyshire and the DD collection at John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK, they will also go under the hood of how they made their acclaimed creative responses to Delia’s archive that have been performed around the UK from Full of Noises Festival in Cumbria to the British Library via Band on the Wall in Manchester. These two highly experienced artists, sound engineers and teachers will take you on a lively and informal Delia informed discussion. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions too.

A zoom link will be sent nearer the date of the event. Please let us know if you cannot come as tickets are limited to 100.

Click here to book your place on masterclass 1 with Mandy Wigby and Caro C

Masterclass 2 – Dr David Butler & Mark Ayres- WED 4 AUGUST 19.30-21.00 UK time

In the second of our series of DD Day 2021 masterclasses/expert talks, Dr David Butler and Mark Ayres will discuss the archive and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire with Heritage Studies expert Jenna Ashton. Drawing from their intimate knowledge with the output of Delia Derbyshire and the DD collection at John Rylands Library in Manchester, David will pick a focus of his research to chat about while Mark will also talk more broadly about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. David, Mark and Jenna are all DD Day trustees.
We aim to inspire and educate as these highly experienced experts take you on a lively and informal Delia informed discussion. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions too.

A zoom link will be sent nearer the date of the event. Please let us know if you cannot come as tickets are limited to 100.

Click here to book your place on masterclass 2 with Dr David Butler and Mark Ayres

Masterclass 3 – Nainita Desai – WED 1 SEPTEMBER 19.30-21.00 UK time

In the third of our series of DD Day 2021 masterclasses/expert talks, award winning composer Nainita Desai will discuss the work and legacy of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire from her perspective as a film composer.
Nainita was greatly inspired by Delia and The BBC Radiophonic Workshop when she was starting out with music and technology. Nainita also likes to compose with found sounds as well as orchestras and technology. We look forward to getting under the hood of some of her high profile film projects.

We aim to inspire and educate as this highly acclaimed artist takes you on a lively and informal Delia informed discussion. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions too.

A zoom link will be sent nearer the date of the event. Please let us know if you cannot come as tickets are limited to 100.

Click here to book your place on masterclass 3 with Nainita Desai

Masterclass 4 – Marta Salogni – WED 6 OCTOBER 19.30-21.00 UK time

Marta is a tape machine artist and studio recording engineer/music producer. She has always been profoundly fascinated with how incredibly imaginative Delia was in seeing a composition through from start to finish, her patience with the medium of tape and such a clear vision of how the composition would turn out. Marta will play a couple of her compositions and unpack her workflow with tape.
We aim to inspire and educate as this highly highly acclaimed artist/engineer takes you on a lively and informal Delia informed discussion. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions too.

A zoom link will be sent nearer the date of the event. Please let us know if you cannot come as tickets are limited to 100.

Click here to book your place on masterclass 4 with Marta Salogni

Masterclass 5 – DD Day 2021 commissioned artists – WED 3 NOVEMBER 19.30-21.00 UK time

In the fifth and final session of our series of DD Day 2021 masterclasses/expert talks, our commissioned artists for 2021 will discuss the work and legacy of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire from their perspective as artists creating new work inspired by Delia.
The commissioned artists will unpack their creative process as they undertook the challenge of creating new audio visual art inspired and informed by the work and archive of Delia Derbyshire. More info TBA as they are only just at the beginning of their commission journeys!
We aim to inspire and educate as these specially selected artists take you on a lively and informal Delia informed discussion. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions too.

A zoom link will be sent nearer the date of the event. Please let us know if you cannot come as tickets are limited to 100.

Click here to book your place on masterclass 5 with our DD Day 2021 artists