North West England Based Female* Younger Musician/Sound Artist, Delia Derbyshire Day

What does your Electric Storm sound like?

Delia Derbyshire Day is looking to commission an outstanding musician or sound artist aged 30 or under. As part of our DD Day 2019 “Electric Storm 50” project, we want you to create an exciting new work inspired by the seminal album An Electric Storm by White Noise. Delia Derbyshire was a key member of White Noise. To be performed at DD Day 2019 (23 November 2019) in Manchester and possible further performance opportunities. You need to show understanding of Delia’s work and working methods – you can research Delia online. We want you to be bold and dedicated to your craft, like Delia was.

We will match you with a digital artist, multi-media artist or creative technologist. Together you will produce a 15-20 minute new work inspired by An Electric Storm. You will also interact with the Delia Derbyshire archive at John Rylands Library, Manchester.

Payment of £1000 (5 days @ £200 per day) including the first performance at DD Day 2019. Further performances will be paid separately.

* We use an inclusive definition of the word female, welcoming applications from artists who identify as non-binary, cis-gendered and trans.

For more information on how to apply please visit

Deadline for applications: midnight, 30 April

Artist selected by DD Day trustees: 17 May 2019

If you would like to ask any questions or discuss this opportunity, email Caro (project manager) at