A whole night dedicated to Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), who is most known for creating the original BBC Doctor Who theme tune in 1963.
Documentary + Director Q&A + Live Music
Documentary screening: The Delian Mode (2010, dir. Kara Blake, 25 min)
The Delian Mode is a a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades.
+ Director Q&A
+ Live Music: 3 acts
The Star & Shadow Cinema is very excited to be hosting 3 great musical acts inspired by Delia Derbyshire - they were especially commissioned for the night. The new music commissions will be by:
- Caro C (was Caro Snatch - experimental electronic)
Caro C (was caro snatch) will produce a 15-20 minute live hardware, software and vocal sonic journey ranging from ambient soundscape with spoken word to beats and noise.
Like Delia, Caro is an electronic producer, performer and sound engineer but operating at a time when the technology available is in stark contrast to the complex and time-consuming techniques used by Delia and her peers. This will be highlighted and commented upon in this new piece.
“Proper interesting gear with lots of fresh ideas and thought provoking lyrics” – Brian at Norman Records, UK
- Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical)
- Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica)
Her composition is inspired by spending time with the Delia Derbyshire archives held at University of Manchester.
Naomi Kashiwagi is an artist whose practice playfully provokes the fringes of disciplines and genres, the intersections and impacts of visual art and music upon one another and the cyclical nature of obsolescence and technological innovation. She works through reinvention- recycling the redundant and that of the established order to reveal the ordinary as being inherently extraordinary. The way she works is also a reflection of her identity, an intrinsic fusion of two cultures, English and Japanese. Naomi has performed at Barbican, INIVA, Fabrica, Cafe OTO and Sonic Arts Network Expo.
Kara Blake (The Delian Mode director) will be providing live visual accompaniment for each performance!
DJs playing Delian inspired sounds!
On the door: £6 / £4 (conc)
Advance online tickets available: £5.50 / £3.50 (conc) on this link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/199801
This project is supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and Quebec Arts Council.