Daphne Oram was the co-founder and first director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and is credited with the invention of a new form of ‘drawn sound’ synthesis – Oramics. She designed a machine in the 1960s which was the size of a large office photocopier. Then in the 1970s she began work on the Mini-Oramics but it was never completed. www.gold.ac.uk/news/mini-oramics/
PhD student Tom Richards has re-imagined and built a fully working Mini-Oramics machine and will give a talk and demo before allowing visitors to SynthFest UK to try their hand and drawing their own musical ideas for the machine to play.
This is a rare public appearance of the Mini-Oramics machine and not to be missed!
Tickets for the UK's biggest synthesizer event, including access to the exhibition and seminars, are available now via the website.