[Microsound-announce] Oramics

Richard Whitelaw richard at sonicartsnetwork.org
Thu Jun 5 13:04:25 EDT 2008

Goldsmiths University and Sonic Arts Network present:

Friday 27 June 2008
South Bank Centre

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 a large collection of reel-to-reel
tapes, the archiving of papers and artifacts, and the creation of a new
website to act as a portal to the collection.

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 called Oramics.
Speakers include Maddalena Fagandini and Jo Hutton, Professor Peter Manning,
Dr Mick Grierson and Rob Mullender.

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
Goldsmith¹s 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, remixing Daphne¹s soundworld for a new generation.

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.

Telephone 0871 663 2500
In person at the Royal Festival Hall

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