P r o j e c t s
Chamber Music & Collaborations
ConunDrums: Artistic Director
Curating concerts with incredible music featuring percussion - 21st century ideas, music people; Sinfonia Cymru at Tramshed concert "AlgoRhythms" examining the role of social media in today's society - data collection, algorithims, echo chambers and censorship
"immaculate five-part harmonies...a rousing display of fine musicianship"
Kabantu hails from Manchester, unraveling new marriages of music from around the globe.
Highlights include winning the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Free Thinking Festival, Lucerne Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and collaborations with Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers and Sinfonia Cymru.
Aurora Percussion Duo
The Financial Times
Winners of Royal Over-Seas League 2012 and Park Lane Group Artists, the Aurora Percussion Duo is an award-winning chamber ensemble; performance highlights include 3 concert tours to China including Beijing's Forbidden Concert Hall plus UK appearances at Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and Cambridge International Music Festival.
Propellor are a twelve-piece daring cross-genre ensemble of multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds. We create audio-visual performances mapping our collective experience of the natural world.
“An ensemble who cross the worlds of folk, classical, electronic and experimental music. It twists and turns through different sound worlds. An intriguing project.” Aidan O'Rourke (LAU)
Manchester International Festival
Delia collaborated with composer Samson Young in a performance residency at the Manchester International Festival in a live radio broadcast alongside actors, foley artists and ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensembles
London Sinfonietta Academy: Principal Percussion
New music collective based in Manchester founded by composer & curator Larry Goves.
Delia is the Principal Percussionist of York-based new ensemble, Dark Inventions. She regularly records and performs with the group, championing new music and commissions, particularly from British composers.
'Almost Credible Music Ensemble' is a 'new music collective' specialising in championing contemporary classical music and commissions, particularly involving analogue technology and "noise", of which Delia is Principal Percussion. Highlights include a BBC Late Junction "Exposure Series" session, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Spor Festival (Denmark) and Café OTO
Outreach and Education
Delia is the Senior Lecturer in Percussion at the Leeds Conservatoire and the Module Coordinator and Lecturer for the Reflective Practice Module on the classical course
Delia is one of the National Youth Orchestra's lead creative practitioners (recently running a songwriting project in collaboration with Kabantu and the poet Gabriel Akamo for NYO's "Hope Exchange" project).
Delia has been a tutor coaching the percussion section since 2017
A charity founded by Yehudi Menuhin to bring music into people's lives who might not usually be able to access it; Delia worked with them extensively for 6 years with them on projects such as DaDa Fest, Pupil Referral Units, Special Needs Schools, Care Homes for the Elderly.
Young, aspiring and inspiring musicians based in Suffolk. Delia has been on the audition panel, delivered weekend rhythm courses and week-course on Steve Reich music and with Kabantu on creative, collaborative music making.
Kabantu were invited as Guest Artists (alongside artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Mark Simpson and Newton Faulkner) for Yolanda Brown's Band Jam
As part of her work with LMN, Delia enjoyed a 3-year residency on the Oncology ward, using music with cancer patients under the age of 18. She also works on the Paediatric Neurology Ward for children with brain injuries and the Orthopaedic Ward for children with broken bones.
Delia works for Brighter Sound with Kabantu running a monthly residency aimed at 4-8-year olds called "Junior Jam" who have also been booked by organisations such as CBBC.
Delia worked with Band on the Wall's Brighter Sound on CBBC's Summer Social at Media City, Salford, running a weekend of "Junior Jam" junk percussion workshops for children of all ages in Summer 2017.
Delia co-led the Young DaDa Ensemble for 2 years. Featuring young people with special needs who are interested in developing as musicians.
As a percussionist in the Joe Duddell Ensemble, Delia accompanies artists such as Daughter, Cathal Mo Chroi AKA Chas Smash (The Madness), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), New Order, Jackie Oates (BBC Folk Musician of the Year), Mike Garry (poet) and Jake Evans in studio and live performance settings.
Cathal Smyth (Madness)/Joe Duddell Ensemble/Festival No. 6
New Order/Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival
Daughter's EP Live @Air Studios, Festival No. 6, headline set at Somerset House and was recently invited on their UK tour
Dutch Uncles/Joe Duddell Ensemble/Festival No.6
Temples/HMV Ritz, Manchester
Rae Morris/Joe Duddell Ensemble/Festival No. 6