The book offers a look at the technology and ideas behind creating electronic music, from the perspective of a mid-century electronica pioneer.
“We will be entering a strange world where composers will be mingling with capacitors, computers will be controlling crotchets and, maybe, memory, music and magnetism will lead us towards metaphysics,” she writes at the start of the book.
Daphne Oram (1925-2003) was the first Director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which she co-founded in 1958. She also created a personal approach to sound synthesis, Oramics, that allowed her to score and directly control the parameters of synthesized sound.
The Oram Trust hopes to raise £10,000 via fund the new printing of the book. The money raised will allow them to pay for:
- An editor to coordinate, edit and produce the new edition of the book
- A designer to design, layout and typeset the book
- A writer to create a new introduction for the book
- Reproduction work on the images and diagrams featured in the book- Travel, courier and postage costs during the production process
- The production of 1,000 printed copies
- An advert in The Wire magazine to promote the book when it’s published
- The Kickstarter Fees and reward costs.
The new printing of An Individual Note is available to project backers for £20, about US $29.