Wonderful video on pioneering Oramics synthesizer

Oramics from Nick Street on Vimeo.

A brief glimpse of Daphne Oram’s pioneering and unique Oramics synthesizer, designed in 1957 after she left the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop to pursue the project.

This short film features Dr Mick Grierson, Director of The Daphne Oram Collection, acquiring the synthesizer from a collector in 2009.

The machine is now in the hands of The Science Museum in London and is currently being restored. It hasn’t been performed with since the 1970s.

Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music opens at the Science Museum on the 29th July and will feature the Oramics Machine for the very first time.

Film by Nick Street.

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