mercoledì 31 agosto 2011

Fri 29 Jul 2011 - Sat 01 Dec 2012-Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music London

Electronic music is everywhere, from the television that we watch to the music we listen to in clubs and even the ringtones on our mobile phones. But who created these electronic sounds? And how did electronic music develop?

The Oramics Machine is a revolutionary music synthesiser that was created in the 1960s by Daphne Oram. Daphne had a strong passion for sound and electronics, and she created a visionary machine that could transform drawings into sound.

Long thought lost, the machine was recently recovered and added to the Science Museum’s collections in co-operation with Goldsmiths, University of London.

You can see rare archive footage and try out an interactive version of the Oramics Machine in the gallery.

There's more to come...

In October 2011 more exhibits will be added to this core display that will be co-created by people who are working with electronic music today as well as a group of Daphne’s contemporaries.

They will tell the intriguing story of how electronic sound has advanced, changed and was democratised from the 1950s through to the modern era, and they will look at how people envisioned new sounds and pushed the boundaries of what was possible.

Find out more on the Oramics Machine Facebook page and on our blog. Sound and Music and Goldsmith’s have also created an iPhone app that allows you to recreate the sound of The Oramics Machine.

Oramics to Electronica is part of the Public History Project, which aims to explore how visitors understand the history of science and to develop a new collaborative approach to developing exhibitions.

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