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Electronic Music

Posted by maria_sosa Mar 9, 2012

As part of an exhibition that celebrates music, inventiveness and the search for new sounds, London's Science Museum held a competition to remix samples from the Daphne Oram Archive to create a soundtrack for the 1967 TV program Our World. Daphne Oram was an electronic music pioneer who developed the Oramics technique for creating electronic sounds. Learn more about her and listen to the winning submissions here.

 

Judges included musicians and producers Brian Eno and DJ Spooky, and their comments are featured in this blog post.

 

The exhibit is called Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music and the Science Museum's website posted wealth of information, including videos with great archival footage, to accompany it. I know that when my daughter was in high school she was fascinated by electronic music and even toyed with the idea of building a theremin for a science fair project.

 

Another female pioneer in electronic music is Laurie Spiegel, musician and computer programmer whose song Sediment will be featured in the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games.

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