Daphne Oram: electronic music pioneer


12 Responses to “Daphne Oram: electronic music pioneer”

  1. Kawentzmann says:

    I like the nerdy electronica better then the one with dance beats.

  2. David Pescovitz says:

    Studiorobot @1, Thank you! I like the photo so much!

    Kawentzman @4 and Ill Lich @3, I totally agree with both of you.

  3. HerbT says:

    The workshop is getting alot of attention these past few months. It’s a fascinating history.

    The discovery of the lost Delia Derbyshire tapes was a happy event.

  4. jbettineski says:

    I’ve never heard of her. Now I’m fascinated.

    Thank you for posting this.

  5. StudioRobot says:

    thank you david. this is truly a “wonderful thing”

  6. David Pescovitz says:

    HERBT @6, That’s a fantastic link. Thanks for posting. The dance track from the 1960s is incredibly ahead of its time.

  7. treq says:

    There’s a BBC 4 documentary about the Radiophonic Workshop titled “The Alchemists of Sound”. lots of vintage footage, interviews, and original broadcast audio, with a quirky experimental tone to the documentary itself to set the vibe.

    give it a google and typically there’s a few locations to stream it. Fascinating, brilliant work they did back then.

  8. avraamov says:

    there’s a website under development which will host her archive. more photos here of the oramics machine here:


    if you’re interested in graphical sound in general, then there’s ‘tonewheels’ potted history:


    and my personal favourite – the ANS sythesizer


  9. Doujoux says:

    Throwing two cents in for another Radiophonic soundsmith, John Baker. There’s two volumes of his previously-though-lost/rare works on CD and it’s intricate, amazing stuff.

  10. IronyElemental says:

    DJ Oram in the MF HOUSE

  11. error404 says:

    I fleetingly thought this was about DElia Derbyshire.


    Who made the Dr. Who theme

  12. ill lich says:

    This era of early electronic music is among my favorite, before everyone with a Moog or Arp started playing top-40 covers, or long droney arpeggios.

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