DJ Tom Middleton Tells The Derry Ravestory

DJ Tom Middleton Tells The Derry Ravestory

Legendary DJ producer Tom Middleton was in Derry~Londonderry this week working on a unique collaborative project with local musicians at Blast Furnace Recording Studio, as part of the Nerve Centre’s Resonate project.
 
Taking inspiration from the story of the birth and evolution of dance music in Derry, Middleton has juxtaposed original recordings and images to produce a special 60-minute piece of music. ‘The Derry Ravestory’ will be performed at The Glassworks on Friday 28 June at 7.30pm, as part of Celtronic.
 
Pearse Moore, chief executive of the Nerve Centre, said: ‘This is one of a number of exciting creative collaborations being facilitated by the Nerve Centre’s Resonate project.
 
‘Recently we had UK City of Culture musician-in-residence Neil Cowley performing with singer-songwriters and a children’s choir at Music City!. There will be plenty more opportunities to come for local musicians to produce new works and recordings.’
 
Resonate is also working closely with many of the city’s music festivals, documenting highlight events during City of Culture, as well as offering free recording sessions at temporary pop-up studios in various locations throughout the year.
 
Noirin McKinney, director of arts development at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: ‘Resonate is one of many fantastic projects we have funded as part of the UK City of Culture 2013. This particular project offers opportunities for new and emerging talent to be showcased and nurtured alongside established and influential artists. We are thrilled at the caliber of artists who have lent their skill and passion to the Resonate project to date and we look forward to hearing the results of the collaborations.’
 
The tracks will be made available to music fans on a Resonate website later in the year. A bespoke CD and competition for Derry’s Christmas Number 1 are also planned.
 
Tom Middleton will perform ‘The Derry Ravestory’ at 7.30pm at The Glassworks on Friday 28 June. Admission free. Limited tickets will be 
available at the door.
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