Delia Derbyshire Day 2013
I was quite excited when I heard that there were plans in the works for a day dedicated to Delia Derbyshire and even more excited to be invited to take part. Along with a screening of The Delian Mode, the day included a symposium of guest speakers, a listening session of rare Derbyshire tracks and new commissioned musical works inspired by the DD archives held at the University of Manchester. It was fantastic to see a packed venue of Delia enthusiasts including a few familiar faces who had helped me during the making of my film.
I had some fun live-remixing visuals from my archives to accompany musical performances composed by Ailís Ní Ríain and Caro C, whose piece Audient, my dear is seen here:
After the initial event in Manchester we took the show on the road with stops in Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle and it has been confirmed: the UK has a lot of love for Delia. I’m sure she would be tickled pink.