Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here’s how some of the panelists of the Delia Derbyshire Day symposium responded to the question.
“… the first time I became absolutely spellbound by her work [Delia’s music] and consciously aware that she was responsible for the music was when I got the cassette ‘Doctor Who: Earthshock – Classic Music from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1′ and heard ‘Blue Veils and Golden Sands’ […] I was lost in that piece and its shimmering, melancholic beauty, its liquid depths and sense of something beyond a distant horizon.”- David Butler, Manchester University
“I am particularly interested in the mix of familiarity and strangeness that resulted from the pressures of having to make music for a large audience. Something new was created, even where the musical language itself didn’t radically depart from tradition. This is one of the reasons why she has become a cult heroine for many, and is often credited with helping to inspire a generation of musicians to create popular electronic music in the 1990s.”- Mark Ayres – Composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop archivist
Delia Derbyshire Day – January 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A full day event dedicated to celebrating Delia is in the works! The Delian Mode will screen as part of a symposium which will include guest speakers, a listening session of rare Derbyshire tracks and new commissioned musical works inspired by the Delia Derbyshire archives held at the University of Manchester. Director Kara Blake will be present to participate in a Q&A / panel discussion and to provide live visual accompaniment to the musical performances. More information on DD Day 2013 and its offshoot events taking place throughout the UK in January here:
Monday, June 25, 2012
A great new resource for Deliaphiles:
From the Sound Up: Building a Documentary
Saturday, January 21, 2012
SAW Video Media Art Centre in Ottawa hosts this special class on independent documentary production using The Delian Mode as a case study.
February 11th 2012, 4pm – 7pm, Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Admission: $25 / Limited to 15 participants
Far out sounds
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The Delian Mode will be in good company Monday Nov. 29, 2010. The film screens in conjunction with a special programme presented by Vancouver’s Standing Wave Ensemble. Friend and collaborator Nicole Lizée will join the ensemble on vintage electronic instruments for the premiere of her new piece Sculptress, an homage to Delia and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Also included in the programme are works by composers Missy Mazzoli, Sean Varah and Vern Griffiths.
And the Genie goes to…The Delian Mode!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Delian Mode co-producers Kara Blake and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre were thrilled to receive this prestigious Canadian cinema award for best short documentary.
The Delian Mode : Genie Award nominee
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We are very pleased to announce the inclusion of The Delian Mode on this year’s list of Genie Award nominees. The film is joined in the category of Best Short Documentary by co-producer Marie-Josée Saint Pierre’s animated doc Passages and Canadian film great Peter Mettler’s Petropolis. Watch for us on the red carpet April 12th!
All that inspires.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
French luxe conglomerate LMVH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) present Nowness: an immersive web magazine that cool-hunts the fields of fashion, art, design, music, and entertainment. Check out their spotlight on The Delian Mode here: http://www.nowness.com/day/2009/12/18/The-Delian-Mode
The Delian Mode nominated for an IDA Award
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The International Documentary Association hosts its annual Awards Gala on Dec. 4th in Los Angeles. The Delian Mode is one of four nominees in the Short Film category!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Delian Mode was warmly received in the cold and rainy—yet still amazing—city of Copenhagen at the 2009 CPH:DOX festival. Some exciting highlights for the film included being projected inside a geodesic dome, a third screening added alongside Vincent Moon’s La Faute des fleurs and being given a special mention in the Sound and Vision Award category.