Earlier this year I was honoured to be one of twelve co-curators on a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum about the history of electronic music. The main focus of the exhibition is Daphne Oram’s Oramics Machine, a synthesizer with amazingly forward-looking capabilities.
The machine itself is already on show but this month sees the opening of a second part of the exhibition which aims to tell the story of electronic music. Items such as Delia Derbyshire’s lampshade which she sampled for the Dr. Who theme bassline, an original Roland TB-303, a specially commissioned circuit-bent Speak & Spell and plenty of other interesting analogue and digital equipment will be on display.
At the official opening event on 10th October none other than Brian Eno will give a speech. The exhibition is then open to the public from the 11th October, with an evening event related to the show scheduled for 26th October.