A Thing About Machines - a tribute to Delia Derbyshire & the Radiophonic Workshop

Posted: 9/8/2008 7:58:10 AM
Alexander

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

This is a festival that will be running for three days around Coventry Cathedral. Totally of interest to pretty much everyone here. It starts on September 19th and ends on the 21st.

I'll be playing as Alexander Thomas, as is my wont, and of course my friend SJ Esau will be playing as well as my good chum Bela Emerson. There's tons of amazing things happening at this event, do come see it. More information here:

http://www.athingaboutmachines.co.uk
Posted: 9/10/2008 6:58:06 AM
Alexander

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

Seriously, come to this, you'll love it.
Posted: 9/10/2008 9:06:13 AM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

This looks like a fantastic festival, so wish I could be there.

Most cool is it's dedication to, and source of inspiration Delia Derbyshire.
http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/ (http://www.delia-derbyshire.org/)

""
[After joining the BBC Radiophonic Workshop ] Within a matter of months she had created her recording of Ron Grainer's Doctor Who theme, one of the most famous and instantly recognisable TV themes ever.
[...]
A recent Guardian article called her 'the unsung heroine of British electronic music', probably because of the way her infectious enthusiasm subtly cross-pollinated the minds of many creative people.
[...]
Delia believed that the way the ear / brain perceives sound should have dominance over any basic mathematical theory, but as with most things in life it is important to know the rules in order to advantageously bend or break them.
[...]
Shortly before Delia died, she wrote the following: "[...]Now without the constraints of doing 'applied music', my mind can fly free and pick-up where I left off."
""

I know she's a boost of inspiration to me now too.
Thanks Alexander Thomas, break-an-antenna!
Let us know what it was like.
Posted: 9/11/2008 6:12:54 AM
Alexander

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

Yeah, it's going to be great! Omhoge - any chance of pimping this on the frontpage?
Posted: 9/11/2008 11:39:39 AM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

already in my queue.
lots happening next weekend, am trying to space them out.
Thanks for the news buddy!
You better give us a report after, we want to know!

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