We are looking for musicians with a passion for electronic music to co-curate an upcoming exhibition. It is centered around one of the oldest and most intriguing electronic music devices, which we acquired in 2009.
The Oramics Machine was invented by Daphne Oram, who had founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and later set up her own studio.
The machine was a tad dusty, to say the least, so over the last year, our conservators have lovingly restored it. And now this grande dame of electronic music will return to the stage once more. In honour of its return, we are organising a temporary exhibition about the history of electronic music.
Among other things, we will be exploring how electronic music has influenced and been influenced by society over the last 60+ years. In developing this exhibition we would like to work together with people who know electronic and digital music from the inside.
In a series of workshops we will explore the history of electronic music and relevant objects in the Science Museum stores. You will get a look behind the scenes and contribute to an exhibition that will open in the autumn of 2011.
If you want to be a part of this, please email us at [email protected] and tell us in 300 words or less:
1. Why you love electronic music
2. What kind of music you make and how you share it with others
3. How much you know about the history of electronic music
It doesn’t have to be an essay – feel free to be creative in your response.
And finally, let us know whether you would be able to work with us in London during the day on Tuesdays in June and July this year.
Please make sure to send in your submission before the deadline of 12 pm, 30 May 2011.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Ps. Check out the Oramics Machine on Facebook if you want to be the first to know about upcoming events and competitions.