Sunday 17th March, 7:30 PM

Hackney Attic (at Hackney Picturehouse), 270 Mare Street E8 1HE

£7, concessions available

For the final event in our Pioneers of Electronic Music series, we present three  documentaries exploring very different aspects of early British electronic music, accompanied by two presentations and a rare performance:

Practical Electronica (Ian Helliwell, 2011) A boldly experimental film surveying the innovative tape-based work of British pioneer FC Judd. >>>Trailer

The Same Trade as Mozart (BBC, 1969) An earlier look at electronic music with contributions from Stockhausen, Daphne Oram, Tristram Cary and others.

The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009) Award winning short documentary on the iconic British sound pioneer Delia Derbyshire. >>> Trailer


- Simon Emmerson: ‘Changing scenes’ The celebrated electroacoustic composer and writer looks back at how electronic music in the UK has developed in the last 50 years or so. How so many ‘scenes’ – such as experimental, electroacoustic, electronica, soundscape, improvisation, radiophonic, installation – have emerged, evolved and interacted.

- Ian Helliwell: Tristram Cary’s Trios. A rare performance of Cary's music from the director of Practical Electronica (with reel-to-reel tape, slide projections, and CD players).