August 15, 2011 8:27 AM Subscribe
Radiophonics Workshop Founder Daphne Oram's Oramics Synthesizer
"So there Dr. Mick Grierson was, wandering around a French barn, minding his own business when all of a sudden he happened upon an antique: one of the earliest modern synthesizers."Daphne Oram
was one of the founders of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
, who are famous for the theme and effects in Dr Who
. After leaving the BBC, she worked on her own synthesizer projects, including her "Oramics" synth, which is currently on display in the Science Museum
in London (Location and Map
Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London houses the Daphne Oram Collection
You can buy a CD of her electronic music Here
, and this page has a lot more information from various sources (for e.g. The Guardian) regarding Daphne Oram and the Workshop.
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Synth Collections: Synth Museum
, Vintage Synth Explorer
. (Thanks Box