The Oram Awards 2019 for innovation in sound, music and related technologies will be presented in London on Saturday, June 15th. The third annual ceremony will recognise talented female music creators at Kings Place with live performances by Klein, Loraine James and Sally Golding plus a DJ set by Beatrice Dillon.
The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and PRS Foundation initiative is targeted at the next generation of innovative women and girls in music and sound rather than established names. Last year’s winners included Georgia Rodgers, Loraine James, Francine Perry, Hannah Jones and Aja Ireland with the presentation ceremony taking place at BlueDot Festival at Jodrell Bank Telescope, Cheshire.
Six winners will receive development bursaries from PRS Foundation while an expanded programme for the day will include workshops and talks hosted by BBC Research & Development and Goldsmiths, University of London and previous Oram Award winners. It will form part of Venus Unwrapped, Kings Place’s flagship series focusing on boundary-pushing female composers and artists throughout 2019.
Matthew Herbert, Director of The New Radiophonic Workshop, said: “It’s great to be in our third year, and I’m particularly pleased this year that we have expanded the awards event itself to include workshops and exhibitions from BBC R&D, Goldsmiths, and previous winners. After being in Margate and Cheshire for the last two editions, I’m looking forward to a London ceremony and hearing music from this year’s nominees.”
Vanessa Reed, Chief Executive of PRS Foundation, added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the third Oram Awards with an expanded programme at King’s Place this year. I’m looking forward to seeing who will be shortlisted this year as well as hearing from some of the brilliant and innovative Orams alumni at this first gathering of everyone involved over the past 2 years.
“The Oram Awards is a brilliant way of recognising and supporting new work and promoting role models for the next generation. I’m glad that this year’s event will add to that by enabling these female music creators to workshop, collaborate and share knowledge.”
For tickets and details go to oramawards.com.
CATALOGUE NUMBER: ORAM/7/9/009 NAME: Daphne Oram and the Oramics Machine COPYRIGHT: © Daphne Oram Trust and Goldsmiths Special Collections. CREDIT: Photograph: Fred Wood.