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Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 to Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of ‘An Electric Storm’

An electronic music heritage event in Manchester on 23 November 2019 – with expert talks and live performances celebrating the life of Delia Derbyshire, a pioneering musician and composer of electronic music.

Photograph of lightening strike in a dark stormy sky
2019 marks fifty years since the release of iconic album 'An Electric Storm'

Delia's most famous work would be her realisation of Ron Grainer's original Dr Who theme in 1963, an iconic piece of early electronic music. Delia also produced much music and sound for radio, theatre, film and even a fashion show. She has been regularly celebrated with an annual Delia Derbyshire Day.

A popular event in Manchester’s cultural calendar, this year Delia Derbyshire Day will be used to present the 'Electric Storm 50' project.

Electric Storm 50 honours the 50th anniversary of ‘An Electric Storm’ by White Noise (David Vorhaus, Delia Derbyshire and BBC Radiophonic workshop member Brian Hodgson).

Project manager Caro C explains:

“We are excited to unpack this seminal album which was way ahead of its time in many ways. We will uncover more of Delia’s magnificent work, this time beyond the BBC, with stories and anecdotes from David Vorhaus who worked with Delia on An Electric Storm.

“With surround sound workshops and bold new music being performed, we hope to offer another inspiring and memorable DD Day at Spirit Studios.”

Find out more about the line-up for Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 and how to purchase your tickets.

Published: 02/10/2019

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