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BBC Music Day 2017

Back at the start of June I received a very intriguing and somewhat cryptic phone call.

“Hi, is that Dave? It’s Jenna here from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, I wondered if you might be interested in getting involved in an event that we’re running on the 15th?”

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Celebrating Delia's 80th Birthday

On the 5th of May, electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire would have been 80 years old. Alongside Coventry’s celebrations of the event (Delia hailing from Coventry) I appeared on… 287 more words



Delia Derbyshire Day 2017

Delia Derbyshire found music in every sound she heard. From the terrifying thrum of the bombs falling on her home city of Coventry when she was a child, through the endlessly-varying tonalities of the human voice, to the sounds of wild animals and the internal combustion engine. 11 more words

Tips for Travellers: what's for breakfast at Gray's, Leicester?

What’s for breakfast?
Tea and toast? Well…
Fry up? Er…
Organic muesli and yoghurt? Hmm.. not sure.

All of the above plus lavish helpings of the most idiosyncratic contemporary music around complete with references to Delia Derbyshire, Kevin Coyne, Flaming Lips and all points bezerk? 127 more words

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Delia Derbyshire Archive on film

Dr Janette Martin writes:

The compositions of Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), a pioneer of British electronic music, continue to inspire and delight audiences today.

As regular readers of this blog will know, 2017 marks what would have been Delia’s eightieth birthday year. 244 more words


Deliaphonic Artist Profile // Sonic Boom

Coventry born Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom, was a founder member of the legendary hypno-drone unit Spacemen 3. Formed in the early 1980s, they had gained a cult following by the end of the decade, and were hugely influential in the 1990s. 98 more words