White Noise//An Electric Storm//Audio Feature

The excellent audio feature by David Butler on the White Noise album, An Electric Storm, has now been released.

View it on Youtube here

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 presents

The White Noise: An Audio Feature in Stereophonic Hell

 

The White Noise: An Audio Feature in Stereophonic Hell is a collage of audio arranged and edited by David Butler with video by Andrea Pazos produced for Delia Derbyshire Day 2019 which honoured the 50th anniversary of “An Electric Storm” by White Noise (Island Records, 1969). This feature is made in the spirit of the four ‘Inventions for Radio’, which Delia Derbyshire collaborated on with the dramatist Barry Bermange.

This piece is an attempt to illustrate with sounds and voices the story of White Noise’s album An Electric Storm – how the album came to be made, its distinctive qualities, cultural significance and ongoing influence on artists today.

All the voices were recorded from life and arranged in a setting of radiophonic sound in twelve movements.

Drawing on music and sound design by Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson and David Vorhaus from the Kaleidophon years when An Electric Storm was made and released, the feature includes interviews with Ian Campbell, Chris Carter, Ian Heliwell, Suzy Mangion, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Adrian Utley, Martyn Ware and Mandy Wigby as well as an original arrangement and performance of ‘Firebird’ by Morris Clarke.

White Noise//An Electric Storm//50 Years

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The groundbreaking White Noise album, An Electric Storm, is celebrated this Saturday at The British Library.

Organised by our friends at Delia Derbyshire Day, there are a series of events planned throughout the day, including a contribution from Delia’s bandmates Brian Hodgson and David Vorhaus.

The day will also include a special screening of a 20 minute audio feature produced by Lead Researcher and Curator of the Delia audio archive in Manchester, David Butler. This includes contributions from Adrian Utley (Portishead), Martyn Ware (The Human League, BEF, Heaven 17), Chris+Cosey (Throbbing Gristle), and our own Ian Campbell.

Details of the event…

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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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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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