Swinging - Daphne Oram, Vera Gray - Listen, Move And Dance Nos. 1-3
Label: His Masters Voice - CLP 3762 • Series: Listen, Move And Dance - Nos. 1-3 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Electronic, Classical, Childrens • Style: Educational
The British composer, musician, and audio engineer Daphne Oram was a pioneering figure in the use of electronic music. Coming to prominence through her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which she co-founded, Oram was one of the first British composers to feature electronic instruments in her work and has been rightly hailed as helping musique concrete to become accepted in Britain.
Oram's composition "Still Point", involving two orchestras, two turntables and five microphones, was deemed too radical by the BBC, though she was promoted to studio manager inleading to the gradual introduction of electronic music and musique concrete techniques on BBC soundtracks. InMove And Dance Nos. 1-3 composed the music for the play Amphitryon 38, using a sine wave oscillator and homemade filters, and this and other subsequent works led to the establishment of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Move And Dance Nos.
1-3 following year, but Oram soon tired of the conservative constraints of the BBC, leading to her resignation in to pursue her own vision at the Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition, located in Tower Folly, a former hop kiln located at Fairseat, Love Montage - James Newton Howard - The Prince Of Tides- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack the village of Wrotham in rural Kent.
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