Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020 

During the Covid19 Lockdown, electric voice theatre will continue producing music by women composers. We are committed to promoting their work as well as that of the women scientists their music portrays and are delighted to announce that our efforts are being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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CHECK OUT our first programme “Echoes from Northamptonshire” at the Brixworth Music Festival. Browse the calendar below from May 8th – 17th  for fascinating stories,pictures and music on Women in STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths & Medicine) from Northamptonshire.

Look out for Minerva Scientifica Birthday Celebrations as part of our  Podcast Series “Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations” and more interactive projects starting on May 30th with “Echoes from Essex” a summer long Festival: – Join a Virtual Choir; Take part in workshops; Meet women scientists and engineers; Be part of discussions on STEAMM and ESSEX GIRLS with our special guests; listen to new amazing music and learn more about fascinating women in STEAMM.

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Echoes from Northamptonshire

May 11


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WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF
“Echoes from Northamptonshire”
BRIXWORTH ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL

So…. the answer to the question –
Why does a composer link Doctor Who to Northampton?

IS

DELIA DERBYSHIRE
(1937 – 2001)

In 1980, Delia moved to Northampton where she spent the rest of her life. She was the most important pioneering composer of electronic music the UK has ever produced, yet her most famous work wasn’t officially credited to her on TV until 50 years after its first airing on the BBC.

Yes – you guessed it – she made the first electronic realisation of Ron Grainer’s Theme Tune for Doctor Who.

TV isn’t the only place you would find her music – she worked on film, theatre, art installations, electronic music performances, pop music and many weird and wonderful things. Her influence can be found in the work of many famous artists eg: –  Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Karlheinz Stockhausen – and she worked directly with Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, Peter Hall, Sonic Boom, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Peter Zinovieff……

Looking at the range and extent of her output is exhausting in itself! If you don’t know her music then we urge you to explore, you can start on her Minerva Scientifica Webpage  and while you are there why not get a taste of the many women composers past and present who are featured on the site.

Women Composers Page on the Minerva Scientifica Website 

BRIXWORTH ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
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Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020

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