Sound Generator for Oramics Machine

PART OF:
Oramics Machine
Made:
1966 in England
maker:
Daphne Oram
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Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Sound Generator, part of the Oramics machine, designed and made by Daphne Oram and made by Graham Wrench, England, 1966. The Oramics Machine was used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram. Daphne was a 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:
2010-68/2
Materials:
film, metal (unknown) and electronic components
Measurements:
As displayed (lid open): 1267 mm x 755 mm x 516 mm,
type:
component - object and synthesizer
credit:
Purchase - Department of Music, University of London