Oramics Events

Friday 27 June 2008
South Bank Centre, London


Daphne Oram was an unsung pioneer of British electronic musician. This series of events celebrates the launch of the Daphne Oram Collection at Goldsmiths. For the past 12 months an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant has supported the digitisation of almost 700 reel to reel tapes of music, the archiving of over nine boxes of papers, and the creation of this website.


The life and work of Daphne Oram (Symposium)
12.00pm | Free
Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London

This symposium considers her place in the history of electronic music, as well as exploring in academic depth, ideas and tools for graphic sound synthesis through the drawn sound system she invented and called Oramics. Speakers include Maddalena Fagandini and Jo Hutton, Professor Peter Manning, Dr Mick Grierson, and Rob Mullender.

Southbank Centre


Oramics: The Life and Works of Daphne Oram (Concert)
7.30pm | £3/£6
Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London

This concert features unheard music by Daphne Oram, a pioneering British composer and electronic musician who died in 2003. Much of the music heard in this performance has been uncovered while digitising her tapes at Goldsmith’s College, London University. Other works, like Sardonica, written with Ivor Walsworth for piano and tape, receive their first performances in decades and special guest artists including Andrea Parker, creator of warm electro music, remix Daphne’s soundworld for a new generation, using drawn-sound techniques developed in the 1950s.

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Oramics in the Front Room (Late Night Gig)
10.00pm | FREE
The Front Room (Queen Elizabeth Hall), South Bank Centre, London

A free gig featuring modern female AV pioneer People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) and Theremin exponent Ninki V.

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