Deliaphonic “is a 4-day festival to celebrate the sounds and legacy of Delia Derbyshire. With film screenings, talks, live music, DJ sets, projections, performance art, sonic installations and family-friendly events, you will be inspired by some well-acclaimed musicians and artists with experimental and electronic music and more”.
“Now in its fourth year, the festival will once again take place in her home town of Coventry, with events scheduled at Coventry Cathedral & The Tin Music and Arts. Normally scheduled in May to mark the anniversary of Delia Derbyshire’s birth, this year the festival takes place from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 March, just ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March. March also sees the City of Culture theme of Amazing Women, with Derbyshire taking her rightful place in a line-up celebrating influential, and often under-recognised, women. Delia’s work is inextricably bound up with the worlds of visual art and film, and she composed music for more than 200 radio and TV shows. She is perhaps best known for her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the BBC’s Doctor Who, but her wide range of works ranges from compositions for art films with Yoko Ono to creating sound effects for contemporary theatre”.
“On Thursday 3rd March we will host a screening of the festival cut of Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & Legendary Tapes with a Q&A with the director Caroline Catz & experimental music icon Cosey Fanni Tutti who created the soundtrack to the film. Cosey will be performing on Friday evening with DJ Julian House from Ghostbox Records who has created visuals especially for this night at Cosey Fanni Tutti.
Saturday 5th March will bring kids workshops, a Big Fish Little Fish family rave and a Sonic Playground with sculptures to inspire and baffle young minds. In the evening we will have music from Lonelady from Warp Records as well as Richard Norris from Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve & The Grid.
Sunday 6th March at the Cathedral there’ll be further chances to explore the Sonic Playground and Supersonic will be bringing one of their famous Kid’s Gigs to the Cathedral”.