I’m delighted to have been selected for the inaugural ORAM award by the PRSF and New Radiophonic Workshop. I was extremely honoured to be presented with the award at Oscillate Festival at the Turner Contemporary in Margate along with inspiring performances by Mira Calix, Mary Stark, Ewa Justka, Lauren Redhead and Shelley Parker… and with great company amongst the other seven awardees Claire Singer, Mary Stark, Ewa Justka, Sally Golding, Klein, Shelly Knotts and Elvin Brandhi.
Here’s a bit more info about the award… PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, together with The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop launched the inaugural Oram Awards celebrating innovation in music, sound and related technologies by the next generation of forward thinking women.
Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards hope to build on her legacy. Daphne worked at the workshop with others including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, creating music for the distant future, the distant past and inside the mind. She played a vital role in establishing women at the forefront of innovation, in newly emerging audio technologies, in the UK and around the world. Fast forward to 2017 and whilst there are many women innovating in music and sound, their work and their voices often struggle to be heard and we’re missing the opportunity to celebrate role models for the next generation.