WISWOS are delighted to promote this series of events taking place to promote the life and works of Delia Derbyshire.
Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project
Electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) have just announced an exciting heritage project that will celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001). Delia’s output was extensive and very varied though she is most famous for her realisation of the Dr Who theme for the BBC in 1963. Delia’s archive was donated to the University of Manchester in 2007 and is now housed at John Rylands Library. DD Day consider this a rich source of electronic music heritage that deserves to be celebrated, explored and learned from.
With Heritage Lottery Fund support, DD Day will offer a series of public events and activities that will bring the archive to life, unlocking the heritage through the arts. Acting as a platform for female artists past, present and future, Delia’s fascinating archive, work and working methods will be explored to make new music and inspire music lovers and makers of all ages.
By animating the archive in partnership with John Rylands Library, we will engage the public with this unique heritage of early electronic music through 2 educational short films, a “Deliaphonica Soundbank” (an interactive web platform), 3 public events (DD Day MCR 10 June 2017, DD Day at Full of Noises Festival 5 August 2017 and a DD Day/DWAN symposium event in December 2017) and participatory activities (hands-on music making workshops for families and an 8-week education project in 2 primary schools), all inspired by Delia and her working methods.
To follow the HLF supported Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project and get involved in events and activities you can find DD Day at: