If the Doctor Who theme music sent you running behind the sofa as a child, you are already familiar with the work of Delia Derbyshire. An innovator in sound creation and manipulation during the 1960s, Derbyshire has emerged as a singular pioneer in the field of electronic music. In conjunction with the Montréal première of The Delian Mode, this event presents a night of sound and image in the spirit of Derbyshire’s dedication to forging new frontiers through experimentation.
Echoing Derbyshire’s atypical approach to audio, Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizée, creates orchestral arrangements using unorthodox instrumentation such as karaoke tapes, video game consoles and turntables. For this special event, Lizée will splice together analog and digital techniques in a unique live ensemble performance.
Lynne Trépanier, frontwoman of Montréal’s Lesbians on Ecstasy, explores sonic territory as a sound recordist and recently as sound designer for The Delian Mode. Lynne T, on DJ duty with Patti Schmidt (the familiar voice behind CBC’s Brave New Waves) will trace a trajectory of electronic music from the early 1960’s to today.
Celluloid aberrations and visual amusements will be concocted by The Delian Mode director Kara Blake in collaboration with Montréal’s Double Negative Collective.”
Sines and Wonders is presented by the Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC Lab) in partnership with Vidéographe