These Machines Haven’t Finished//Deliaphonic 2017

‘These Machines Haven’t Finished – Deliaphonic 2017’
Anti/Type and The Tin Music and Arts

Director: Benjamin Cook
Producer: Sarah Morgan
Runtime: 57 mins
Cast: Dr David Butler, Caro C, Jerry Dammers, Pete Kember (Sonic Boom), Ian Campbell, Robin the Fog and Chris Weaver (Howlround), Martin Leape, Hannah Peel, Tim Seeley, Jonny Trunk, Mandy Wigby, Dr Peter Zinovieff.

‘These Machines Haven’t Finished’ is a film about Coventry born electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire and ‘Deliaphonic’, the event that she inspired.

Last year The Tin Music and Arts, Synthcurious and Martin Leape curated an event at Coventry’s new Cathedral to celebrate what would have been Delia Derbyshire’s 80th birthday. This documentary explores Delia’s techniques, her history and why she has inspired generations of electronic music.

 

Save the elephant

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Synthcurious call on the Council, Culture Coventry, local businesses, and all local promoters and bands to back Alan Denyer in his bid to save the Sports Centre, and turn it into a centre for the arts.

Not only is this an iconic building that would be treasured in any other city in the world, but this would be a perfect focal point for our upcoming City of Culture 2021 year. And what better legacy than to have a facility like this in the very heart of the city.

If the events held over the last few months at CET are anything to go by, this would be a real asset for the city going forward.

Esya

Fresh from her performance at Deliaphonic last week, Aysa has officially launched her solo project.

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Eşya is a new solo project from Ayşe Hassan (Savages/Kite Base), an unsettling, beat driven, and wonky exploration of alternate personas.

Transgressing comfort zones by experimenting with the complex and contradictory ideas that can exist within one person. An industrial pop existential exploration.
Her self-released debut EP Absurdity of Being, is the first in a series of releases exploring the myriad manifestations of selfhood through a whirlwind of FM and analog synths, drum machines and for the first  time on record, her vocals. Incorporating sounds and visuals she has  recorded whilst touring with Savages in various countries over the last 6 years.
This project sees collaborations with people in other disciplines who share the same artistic mindset, people driven by the desire to create; Chiara Ceccaioni (Photography), Chris Turner aka Favourite Colour: Black (Film Director), Dan Conway and Martina Luisetti (Make Up) et al. Absurdity of Being will be self-released by Hassan on 10″ vinyl and digital download on 10th May 2018. Eşya will be touring the UK and USA throughout the year.
Tour dates:
May 19th Amsterdam Private Event
May 21st Wonders of Nature showcase / NYC
May 25th Main Drag showcase / NYC
May 27th Zebulon / LA
June 19th Moth Club
July 4th Tom Tom Mag event – Moth Club / London
Pre-Order of EP Absurdity of Being (first pressing of 300 signed and numbered vinyl): esya
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Deliaphonic 2018

A huge thank you to Ian, Ayse, Dan, Mike and David for a fantastic show last night. Great to hear such a wide range of electronic music, a fitting tribute to Delia and her legacy.

Thanks to everyone who came along for a really good turn out. And thanks to all the volunteers and staff who make these events possible, particularly the personnel at the church who were great hosts.

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Deliaphonic 2018//Artist profile//White Noise

Born out of the ashes of Unit Delta Plus, White Noise formed when Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson met and started to work with David Vorhaus. Sessions held late at night in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in Maida Vale eventually gave birth to the seminal album, An Electric Storm.

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A true electronic music pioneer and innovator, David has continued his unique musical journey with further White Noise releases over the years, and is now joined in White Noise by fellow sound artist Mike Painter.

White Noise will be playing some tracks from An Electric Storm, along with more contemporary pieces. The perfect way to celebrate Delia’s birthday.

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Deliaphonic 2018//Artist profile//Esya

 

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A member of the post-punk band Savages, and bass/electronic duo Kite Base, The Tin Music and Arts and Synthcurious welcome Ayse Hassan to the Deliaphonic 2018 line up.

Performing as Esya, her new solo electronic project, we are delighted that she has chosen Deliaphonic for one of her first gigs. Not to be missed!

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Deliaphonic 2018//Artist Profile//Ian Helliwell

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We are delighted to confirm that this year The Tin Music and Arts and Synthcurious welcome Ian Helliwell to open Deliaphonic 2018.

Musician, composer, filmmaker, animator, electronic instrument builder, collagist, performer, writer, creative researcher, installation exhibitor, designer…. and author of the acclaimed book Tape Leaders: A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music Composers.

In 1991, Ian established his bedroom recording lab (still operational today), and began his earliest forays into electronic music with 4 track cassette radio collages. He started building simple tone generators which grew into a series of numbered Hellitrons. More sophisticated multi-circuit machines or Hellisizers, have augmented this unique range of self-constructed, creatively soldered instruments, which provide all the electronically generated sounds for Ian’s compositions.

Ian will start the event with a series of short films, many of which will be screened for the first time. Following this with a live performance.

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Synthcurious at CET

A big thank you to everyone that came along to yesterdays sound installation. It was another great turnout. Below are a few pics and clips from the day.

The event was a taster for Deliaphonic, which is next Saturday, the 5th May. Headline this year is White Noise, the band Delia was a part of in 1969. Not to be missed!

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Synthcurious vs CET//2

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To get us all in the mood for this years Deliaphonic event we will be having another sound installation at the CET building the week before, on Saturday the 28th April.

It will be totally live, as before. So expect a totally different sonic experience. We may even bring along some reel-to-reel tape decks, for some live tape manipulation.