MAH17: Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Delia Derbyshire Legacy at the John Rylands Library

Polly Checkland Harding
Ben Williams

Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Delia Derbyshire Legacy at John Rylands Research Institute and Library, City Centre 18 May 2017 Entrance is free

Delia Derbyshire was a composer and pioneer of British electronic music, who switched from a maths to a music degree at Cambridge and whose career was shaped by a fascination with combining the two disciplines. At the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, she produced the electronic ‘realisation’ of Ron Grainer’s theme tune for TV series Doctor Who, and went on to create music for theatre, film, festivals and other ‘happenings’. For Manchester After Hours 2017, The John Rylands Library presents performances by female artists whose sound and method echoes that of Derbyshire; starting at 7pm and 8.30pm, these unpredictable and evocative responses are likely to result in a captivating event.


Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Delia Derbyshire Legacy at John Rylands Research Institute and Library, City Centre 18 May 2017

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