Oramics Machine

Made:
1966 in England
designer:
Daphne Oram
maker:
Wrench, Graham
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Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 3 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Part 3 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Part 3 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Part 3 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder
Science Museum Group Collection
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Parts 3 and 4 (from left to right) of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed
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Parts 4 and 3 (from left to right) of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and
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Parts 4 and 3 (from left to right) of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
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Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
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Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speaker for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speaker for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speakers for the Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'The Oramics Machine', an electro-mechanical and opto-electronic musical interface conceived, co-designed and commissioned by Daphne Oram between 1962 and 1969, built by John Oram (mechanics) and Fred Wood and Graham Wrench (electronics).

Daphne Oram was co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1958. In the Oramics machine, both the sound generation and control over the musical parameters was achieved by making marks on transparent media: for generation by painting waveforms onto glass slides, and in control by marking 10 parallel 35mm filmstrips.

Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
2010-68
Materials:
electronic components, film and metal (unknown)
type:
synthesizer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • electrophone
  • electronic instrument - musical
credit:
Purchase - Department of Music, Goldsmiths University of London