Oramics Machine

Made:
1959 in England
maker:
Wrench, Graham
,
Daphne Oram
and
Daphne Oram
and

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

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

Oramics machine, designed and made by Daphne Oram and made by Graham Wrench, England, 1959. 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
type:
synthesizer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • electrophone
  • electronic instrument - musical
credit:
Purchase - Department of Music, Goldsmiths University of London
status:
Permanent collection

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