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Home > The Oram Awards 2019

The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop & PRS Foundation present…

The Oram Awards 2019

for innovation in sound, music and related technologies

15th June at Kings Place, London

Live performances by Klein, Loraine James and Sally Golding
DJ set by Beatrice Dillon

  • Third annual award presentation to recognise talented female music creators innovating in music, sound and related technologies
  • Awards ceremony to take place on Saturday 15th June at Kings Place London, as part of Venus Unwrapped, hosted by Tina Edwards (Worldwide FM)
  • Six winners will receive development bursaries from PRS Foundation
  • Expanded programme in 2019 with a series of daytime events including workshops and talks hosted by BBC Research & Development and Goldsmiths, University of London and previous Oram Award winners.
  • DJ set by Beatrice Dillon and live performances by former Oram Awards winners Klein, Loraine James and Sally Golding.

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, announce the third annual Oram Awards celebrating innovation in music, sound and related technologies by the next generation of forward thinking women.

This forms part of Venus Unwrapped, Kings Place’s flagship series focusing on boundary-pushing female composers and artists throughout 2019.

The Oram Awards 2019 will take place on Saturday 15th June at Kings Place, London.
This year sees an expanded programme with a series of daytime events including workshops and talks hosted by BBC Research & Development, Goldsmiths, University of London and previous Oram Award winners. The awards ceremony will take place early evening, hosted by Worldwide FM’s Tina Edwards followed by an evening event headlined by former Oram Awards winners Klein and Loraine James with a dj set from Beatrice Dillon.

The nominations for the Oram Awards 19 took place in April.  PRS Foundation and The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop will gather a panel of experts to select the six winners.

From the six winners, two winners will receive special commendations and development bursaries of £1,500 each with 4 winners receiving development bursaries of £500 from PRS Foundation.

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 2019 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.

The Oram Awards 2019 will take place on Level -2 at Kings Place, Saturday June 15th

Tickets available here

 

13.00 – 14.00

 

Workshop

(Conference Room)

BBC Research &

Development

BBC engineers workshop on using connected devices to create immersive audio
14.00 – 15.00

 

Open hour

(Conference Room)

BBC Research &

Development

BBC engineers workshop on using connected devices to create immersive audio
14.30 – 17.30 Workshop

(Conference Room)

Goldsmiths, University of London Max MSP sound technology software
15.00 – 16.00

 

Workshop

(Conference Room)

BBC Research &

Development

BBC engineers workshop on using connected devices to create immersive audio
14.30 – 18.00 Workshop/Showcases

(Conference Room)

The Oram Awards winners 2017 & 2018 winners showcasing their work
18.00 -19.15 Ceremony &
Live PerformancesThe Pancras Room
(Hall 2 – standing)
The Oram Awards 2019 15 minute performance by 2017 Oram winner – Sally Golding + short performance by a 2019 winner
19.15 – 20.00 DJ & reception
20.00 – 21.45 Live Performances
(Hall 1 – seated)
Loraine James (live)

Klein (live)

21.45 – 22.30 DJ

(Hall 2 – standing)

Beatrice Dillon

(dj set)

 

The Oram Awards are targeted at the next generation of innovative women and girls in music and sound rather than established names.  The recipients of the award in 2018 were 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. 2017 saw Ewa Justka, Klein, Claire M Singer, Elvin Brandhi, Kathy Hinde, Mary Stark, Sally Golding and Shelly Knots picking up awards at the inaugural event at Turner Contemporary, Margate. Klein has gone on to critical acclaim in the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader and The Wire, and Ewa’s talent creating innovative electronic instruments has been featured in Resident Advisor and Electronic Beats amongst others. More info on the winners can be found at: www.oramawards.com

Matthew Herbert, Director of The New Radiophonic Workshop, says

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 years nominees.

Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS Foundation says

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.

LISTEN TO THE ORAM AWARDS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST (http://bit.ly/OramAwardsPL)