Oramics To Electronica Exhibition

 

12 Jul 2011

 

 

Daphne Oram

If you're interested in the history of electronic music then visit London's Science Museum from July 29th when it opens the first phase of Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music.

This small exhibition explores how electronics have altered our sound world and displays for the very first time Daphne Oram's amazing Oramics Machine. It also includes rarely seen archive footage and a brand new interactive app that allows you to create music the way Daphne Oram planned with her machine, through converting drawings on 35mm film into sound textures. This extraordinary Heath Robinson device was long thought lost but has, through cooperation with Goldsmiths College, recently been added to the Science Museum's collections.

This phase of the exhibition will see co-creation projects and collaborations with organisations including contemporary arts organisation Sound and Music, alongside Anglia Ruskin University and Goldsmiths College. These projects will then become part of the second phase of the exhibition, which will be ready in October.

 


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