Music: Mini Oramics: Live Graphic Scores

24 February 2018

Saturday 24 February, 3.00 - 4.00pm

Tom Richards, James Bulley, Shiva Feshareki and Sarah Angliss perform the live graphic scores developed during their month-long project using the Mini Oramics machine built by Richards.

Mini Oramics
Artists will work with and construct visual scores using Mini Oramics, a drawn-sound synthesiser designed by Daphne Oram (1925–2003) circa 1976. Oram was an electronic music pioneer and one of the founding members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Through his PhD research into Oram and her Oramics machines, Richards has built this unique and previously unfinished synthesiser from her notes and diagrams.

Sarah Angliss is a composer and robotic artist. A prolific live performer, particularly known for her theremin playing, Angliss also builds musical automata to work with her on stage. She also composes for theatre. Her recent score for Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape (directed by Richard Jones) was heard at the Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. She’s currently composing Giant, an electroacoustic chamber opera exploring the life of Charles Byrne. Her solo album Ealing Feeder was released in 2017.

James Bulley is an artist, composer and curator whose practice explores place-specific installation, locative sound and sound sculpture. He has exhibited and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Natural History Museum, Mykolas Žilinskas Gallery and La Gaîté Lyrique. His work has been featured by the BBC, ITV, the Quietus, the Daily Telegraph, Nature and the Guardian.

Shiva Feshareki is an experimental classical composer, radio presenter and turntablist of British Iranian heritage. Her work explores the sound of electricity through a wide range of practices and collaborative processes incorporating classical methodology. She was awarded the 2017 Award for Innovation at the British Composer Awards for her groundbreaking approaches.

Tom Richards is an artist, musician, DJ, and instrument designer based in London UK. Richards has built his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. He has performed and exhibited widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany, Peru, Singapore, Japan and Sweden.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.

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Refund Policy
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Centre.

The space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any additional access requirements.