A really nice piece on the BBC website featuring Peter Zinovieff.
‘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.
A really nice review of the event on the Fighting Boredom website.
Words by Adrian Bloxham and photos by Martin Ward.
Thank you both.
In the mid 1960s British born engineer, inventor and musician Peter Zinovieff was in Unit Delta Plus with BBC Radiophonic Workshop members Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire. Based in Peter’s London studio, their intention was to create and promote electronic music, which they did at experimental and electronic music festivals including performances at the Windmill Theatre and The Roundhouse.
MUSYS, an analogue-digital performance system, gave birth to the legendary British synthersiser company, Electronic Music Studio (EMS).
Since their creation, the products produced by EMS have been used to create some of the most groundbreaking music of the late 20th and early 21st century. Users include Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, Tangerine Dream, The Who, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Jarre, Sonic Boom, Portishead, and Aphex Twin, to name but a very small number.
Peter continues to compose music today, and has composed a piece especially for this event.
Deliaphonic A celebration of the life and work of Delia Derbyshire on the 80th anniversary of her birth, in her home town of Coventry. An event at Coventry Cathedral with some incredibly special acts, supported by Coventry UK City of Culture bid 2021 as part of their Advanced Programme of events for 2017 and Heritage Lottery Fund. Performances by: •Pete Kember (Sonic Boom) •Dr Peter Zinovieff (EMS) •Hannah Peel •Jerry Dammers (DJ set – playing ambient and electronic “Library Music” including some by Delia Derbyshire.) •Howlround For more information & tickets: