The Ploughman's Lunch

Postcards from a PhD

Category Archives: Electronic Music

Sounds Heard

I spent much of the weekend at Recon Festival, a celebration of pioneering music and arts, experiencing a bewildering array of electronica and an equally expansive selection of craft ale. … Continue reading

October 18, 2015

Listening through the noise

Despite missing half of my PGR induction due to a ‘bridge bash’ somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, still not being able to work out how to pay my fees and … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Nuclear Transmissions

For me late September and early October have been a period of tying up loose ends before studying properly begins. For the most part this has involved finishing a soundwork … Continue reading

October 6, 2015

Listening to difficult music

‘Listening to “difficult albums”: specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde’ was written by Chris Atton and appeared in Popular Music back in October 2012. It’s an examination of the … Continue reading

September 26, 2015

Delia Derbyshire Day 2016

Lovely to see Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 announced this week, taking place on 16th January 2016 this time round. Still shrouded in some secrecy the programme promises screenings of two … Continue reading

September 11, 2015

Hugh Davies

Some of this week’s reading material has been an interesting article from the April 2015 issue of Organised Sound – ‘Hugh Davies’s Electronic Music Documentation 1961-68′ by James Mooney. Mooney … Continue reading

September 5, 2015

Modular Synthesis Basics

Earlier in August I was over the moon to attend one of the first workshops run by the newly established Yorkshire Sound Women Network. Founded in July of this year … Continue reading

August 21, 2015