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Oramics to Electronica

This exhibition is now closed.

Oramics to Electronica explored the history of electronic music from the 1950s to today.

Electronic sound didn’t just happen; it was created by women and men, most often at the margins of what was musically acceptable and technically possible. New instruments such as synthesisers and samplers changed the sounds musicians could make, and influenced the way they composed and performed their music.

This exhibition focused on the work of three British studios that produced electronic music in the 1960s and 1970s: Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Electronic Music Studios (EMS). At the heart of the exhibition was the amazing Oramics Machine, a proto-synthesiser developed by Oram in the 1960s and 1970s.

Oramics to Electronica traced the history of electronic music and discover the boundless creativity of the musicians and engineers involved.

Oramics: Atlantis Anew

The Science Museum commissioned artist and writer Aura Satz to make an artist's film inspired by the Oramics Machine. The Oramics Machine is a proto-synthesiser developed by Daphne Oram in the 1960s and 1970s and was added to the Science Museum's collection in 2010.

Oramics to Electronica

Trace the history of electronic music, from the 1950s to today
Floor: 2