The Daphne Oram Trust has launched a Kickstarter project to fund a new printing of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram’s 1972 book on ‘music sound and electronics’, An Individual Note. 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… Read More New Version Of Daphne Oram Book, An Individual Note, Planned
In the 1960’s, electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram, above, the first Director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, created a unique synthesizer, the Oramics Machine. The Oramics Machine was a huge device, which moved film strips past a series of photo-electric cells. The Machine translated the graphics drawn on the film into control voltages that modulated the amplitude, timbre, frequency and duration… Read More After 40 Years, You Can Hear Daphne Oram’s Lost Mini-Oramics Synthesizer
The Science Museum (of London) wants you to remix the sounds of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram and have your track judged by Brian Eno, DJ Spooky and The Wire. Here’s what they have to say about the OraMIX contest: In the 1960s, Daphne Oram developed a ground-breaking music technique she called ‘Oramics’. With her… Read More Daphne Oram Remix Contest – Get Your Oramics On!
This series of photos capture Daphne Oram’s pioneering Oramics Machine and related gear. The Oramics Machine was a pioneering electronic music instrument, developed by Oram from 1957 onwards. It’s on display as part of an exhibit at London’s Science Museum, Oramics To Electronica. Steve Marshall has an interesting history of the Oramics Machine at SOS. via… Read More Daphne Oram & The Oramics Machine
Developer Strangeloop Limited has released Oramics – a software synth designed to recreate the Oramics Machine of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram. Oramics is a drawn sound technique, developed by Daphne Oram in 1957. Oram’s composition machine consisted of a large rectangular metal frame, providing a table-like surface traversed by ten synchronised strips of clear, sprocketed… Read More Oramics App Recreates Pioneering Synth Of Daphne Oram For iOS
[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/pkmital/5848169922/[/flickrvideo] 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,… Read More Daphne Oram’s Oramics Machine Recreated In Software
This video, via filmmaker Nick Street, offers a glimpse of Daphne Oram‘s unique Oramics synthesiser, designed in 1957, after she left the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The machine, recently acquired by Goldsmiths College, is now in the hands of The Science Museum in London and is currently being restored. It hasn’t been performed with since the 1970s. The… Read More Daphne Oram’s Oramics Synthesizer