• 1943
    • Started work at the BBC as a sound engineer
  • 1957
    • Opened Radiophonic Workshop
  • 1960s
    • Invented Oramics, developing a system to convert pictures into sounds
  • 2003
    • Passed away, work passed onto Hugh Davies
  • 2005
    • Hugh Davies’ death
  • 2007
    • Goldsmiths announced acquisition of the Daphne Oram collection
    • Goldsmiths working towards bringing collection into academic community


Daphne’s Oramics Machine and the recent Nonclassical event, ‘Pioneers of Electronic Music’ feature in this docu-film ‘Do Analogue Sound Machines Dream of Digital Sheep?’.

This documentary from Queen Mary, University of London, also includes an excerpt of a performance by Tom Richards (currently researching a PhD on Daphne’s Oramics Machine) and a conversation with the director of the archive, Mick Grierson. The section highlighting Daphne’s work begins at 6’45”.

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