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  • 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
  • TODAY
    • Goldsmiths working towards bringing collection into academic community
 

NEWS

By republishing her seminal book “An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics” we want to write Daphne Oram back into music history; sharing her vision with new generations of musicians, composers, musicologists and contemporary music lovers.

We want to establish Daphne Oram as one of the UK’s leading modern composers, but we can’t make this happen without your support.

In 1972, Daphne Oram wrote her seminal book, “An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics”, which was a pioneering explanation of electronics in relation to music and sound.

When Daphne Oram first wrote and published the book, electronic music was still in its infancy. The book’s depth and its exploration was unprecedented, and her ideas and theories radical. Now that electronic music is an established and popular field, it is important that the book is redistributed to allow more people to learn and benefit from reading it.

In 2017 it will be 45 years since Daphne Oram’s book was first published. There are only a handful of copies available to access, and we want to share her story far and wide with future composers, producers and fans.

In order to republish this amazing book with the help of Anomie Publishing and the brilliant team at the Goldsmiths’ Daphne Oram Archive, we need to raise £10,000. We can’t make it happen without your help and if we don’t raise the funds needed by 14 July, we won’t receive any of the funding already pledged.

Please pledge your support and receive great rewards including the book, limited edition merchandise and unique experiences available when you donate through our Kickstarter campaign.

Thank you for your support.

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