Electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram’s Oramics Machine – a unique optical synthesizer – has been recreated as software.
Oramics- an upcoming app for iOS – has also developed by Goldsmiths, University of London, to recreate the sound of the Oramics Machine. The app has been developed in conjunction with the UK’s Science Museum exhibit, Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music.
“The Oramics Machine is a device of great importance to the development of British electronic music,” says Mick Grierson, Director of the Daphne Oram Collection, Goldsmiths, University of London. “It’s a great shame that Daphne’s contribution has never been fully recognised, but now that we have the machine at the Science Museum, it’s clear for all to see that she knew exactly how music was going to be made in the future, and created the machine to do it.”
Release and pricing info for the Oramics iOS app are to be announced.