The Oram Awards
Presented by PRS Foundation and The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the Oram Awards recognise emerging artists in the fields of music, sound and related technologies in honour of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Daphne Oram, and other pioneering women in music and sound.
Bluedot Festival will be hosting The Oram Awards 2018 which will be introduced by BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music’s Elizabeth Alker. 5 exciting female music innovators will be presented by Ana Matronic with PRS Foundation talent development bursaries at the ceremony.
The first ever Oram Awards took place at the Turner Contemporary in Margate on Saturday 3 July 2017, as part of the Oscillate Festival Of Experimental Music And Sound and was hosted by The Guardian’s Kate Hutchinson, who presented two female innovators in music and sound special commendations and PRS Foundation artist development bursaries, and six other female innovators PRS Foundation bursaries.
The judging panel for the awards included singer Roisin Murphy, mastering engineer Mandy Parnell and representatives from The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, PRS Foundation and The Daphne Oram Trust.
The event began with a panel discussion featuring Herbert, PRS Foundation chief Vanessa Reed, Frances Morgan of The Daphne Oram Trust and musician Mira Calix. There was also a performance from Mary Stark and a demonstration from Ewa Justka.