This rarely-screened 1969 documentary on electronic music features Daphne Oram explaining the process behind Oramics.
We’ve regularly celebrated the legacy of Coventry-born music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (including putting her on the cover of Flatpack 1), but have perhaps neglected the work of her predecessor at the Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram. Until now. This rarely-screened 1969 documentary on electronic music features Oram in full flow, explaining the process behind Oramics - a device which translates drawings into sound. Other luminaries in the film include Karlheinz Stockhausen and Radiophonic colleague Tristram Cary. Sandwiching the documentary are Aura Satz's 2011 short film Oramics: Atlantis Anew, and Tom Richards will prepare the ground for his workshop by demonstrating the Mini Oramics machine.
Dir: David Buckton UK 1969, 60 mins