Friday 4th March

Coventry Cathedral

Radiophonic Workshop + Loraine James + Richard Fearless + Natalie Sharp (aka Lone Taxidermist) + Julian House - DJ/Visuals  + UK PREMIERE of "In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire"
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The Radiophonic Workshop present ‘La Cathedral Eternelle’ 

Founded in 1958, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators including the late Delia Derbyshire. In a series of sound studios amidst the labyrinthine corridors of the BBC Maida Vale complex, the Radiophonic Workshop set about exploring new ways of using - and abusing –sound technology to create new worlds. 

The Radiophonic Workshop have composed a bespoke, site-specific piece for Deliaphonic, using unheard Delia Elements ‘La Cathedral Eternelle’ which will include never-before heard Delia elements and contemporary compositions based on her work.

Loraine James grew up in Enfield, North London and was drawn into the world of music making through her mother's eclectic love of music. Her musical approach displays voracious musical curiosity and an exciting, peerless approach to making music.

Her wide exposure to Jazz, electronica, UK drill and grime, reassembled through her intuitive skills and intimate, almost diaristic approach to music making can be heard on the colourful mix-up of her Hyperdub debut album For You And I which was well received when it was released in late 2019, garnering features from Pitchfork, Line of Best Fit, Mixmag  and album of the year in both DJ Mag and Quietus.

Julian House is a renowned British graphic designer (who has designed our new Deliaphonic logo), a musician (The Focus Group) and co-owns the Ghost Box record label. Julian will be DJing alongside visuals he has created especially for Deliaphonic.

Richard Fearless presents Future Rave Memory

The Death In Vegas lynchpin will fill the modernist cathedral space with music from his latest album. Fearless follows his critically acclaimed psycho-geographical techno masterpiece ‘Deep Rave Memory’ with its companion album ‘Future Rave Memory’.

 

2019 Oram Award winner, Natalie Sharp, is a 360 artist from Cumbria at the forefront of what The Quietus described as 'New Weird Britain’. Her practice focuses on presenting live music in non-conventional settings, challenging existing frameworks and expectations. 

 

Natalie Sharp presents ‘Marra’: a deep interrogation into the dialect and ceremonies of West Cumbria, endangered voices and esoteric rituals from auctioneers to gurners. 

UK Premiere of the short film 'In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire' Dir Madelon Hooykaas. Soundtrack by Caro C.

With an introduction from Caro C.

'In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire' is a poetic meditation honouring the friendship and creative working relationships between Madelon Hooykaas, Li Yuan-chia (†1994) and Delia Derbyshire (†2001). Inspired by the Japanese concept TEN-CHI-JIN, meaning sky-earth-person, it draws from images, text and sound by the three artists and footage from the Hubble Telescope.