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Soundings: A Contemporary Score


In August, the Museum of Modern Art opened “Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” an exhibition intended to introduce “sound art” to a new generation of viewers and listeners.

The website offers excerpts and photographs of the sound installations commissioned especially for MOMA. Pieces by Camille Norment (audio composition inspired by Arvo Part’s Fratres), Susan Philipzs (eight-channel sound installation “Study of Strings”), Jana Windered ( sixteen-channel ambisonic sound installation), Carsten Nicolai, Haroon Mirza, Florian Hecker and many more… 

Worth a browse on the “Soundings” section of the MOMA website.

MOMA – Soundings: A Contemporary Score


Oramics to Electronica

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Oramics to Electronica

Revealing histories of electronic music
(2 floors of exhibits at the Science Museum until 31.12.13)

The Science Museum’s exhibition of the history of electronic music from the 1950s until today closes on December 31st.  Entry is free, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit this spectacular display.

This exhibition has been co-produced with a group of musicians and with the help of people who made electronic music in the 1960s. It celebrates the boundless creativity and ‘make do and mend’ mentality of musicians and engineers. It shows iconic instruments alongside home-built synthesisers and one-off inventions.

The exhibition also highlights the work of three British studios that produced electronic music in the 1960s and 1970s.

– Electronic Music Studios (EMS) experimented with computer music while developing some of the earliest commercial synthesisers to pay the bills.

– The BBC Radiophonic Workshop introduced electronic sounds to the masses through the theme tunes and sound effects its members made for radio and television.

– Daphne Oram‘s private studio in Kent –  where she developed a technique that allowed her to draw sounds. She called it Oramics, and the unique instrument she developed over the years, the Oramics Machine, is also on display.



London’s Science Museum

Oramics to Electronica

Until 31.12.13

Free Entry


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