Waveform slide for Oramics Machine

Made:
1966 in England
maker:
Daphne Oram
Parts 3 and 4 (from left to right) of  Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed Parts 4 and 3 (from left to right)  of  Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and Parts 4 and 3 (from left to right)  of  Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and

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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
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Parts 4 and 3 (from left to right) of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Waveform slide, one of two, part of the Oramics machine, 1966, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The Oramics machine created sounds to order, being fed waveforms that were drawn on 35mm film. Ten strips of film could be 'played' simultaneously.

Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
2010-68/4
type:
synthesizer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • electrophone
  • electronic instrument - musical
credit:
Purchase - Department of Music, University of London