24.11.2011, Words by Karen Chan

Synth pioneer Daphne Oram releases due out in 2012

Archive releases of the creator of the Oramics Machine will drop on Modern Love's imprint next year.

The first batch of Daphne Oram archive releases is due out for release in 2012. Titled ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’, this 46-track LP will feature sound effects and atmosphere pieces for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey and Jack Clayton’s The Innocents, voice and sound experiments, location recordings made in Africa, as well as Oram’s radio and commercial work.

The two-and-a-half-hour audio have been sourced from the 400-plus tapes held at London’s Goldsmiths University in the Daphne Oram archive, which have restored and mastered at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. UK label Modern Love imprint Young American will release ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’ as a 4LP gatefold vinyl, and as a 2CD set. More info here.

In other Daphne Oram news, the ‘Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music’ exhibition at London’s Science Museum will close on 1st December. Be sure to make a trip down there and look at the history of the groundbreaking early synthesiser. More info here.

Young American will release ‘The Oram Tapes Vol. 1’ in 2012

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