After the inspiring journey that led to Delia Derbyshire Day in MCR in Jan 2013, I am rather stoked to be about to deliver a pilot electronic music and music technology course of workshops based around the work and archive of the late great electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).

DelianMode illus by Brigitte Archambault 4blog

With Arts Council England support and in partnership with One Education and John Rylands library, We will offer a 7 week course of workshops in 2 primary schools in Greater Manchester that will include a visit to the physical archive based at John Rylands library.

DD green lampshade hi-res

Taking Delia’s music concrete (posh term for using found sounds to create music, such as Delia’s favourite green lampshade above) and tape looping techniques as inspiration, the imaginative young minds will create their own imaginary theme tunes using the really quite amazing Garageband app for ipad (and it only costs a fiver…and no, they are not paying me to say that).

Looking forward to tapping into the next gen and seeing/hearing what they come up with!