Day 12:01 am
Daphne Oram Diorama, A Further Addition To A Family Of Electronic Innovators And Pastoral Confluences: Ether Signposts #39/52a
As part of an ongoing series… a further example of 3D homages to iconic figures and innovators within electronic music…
HeyKidsRocknRoll’s diorama of electronic music pioneer and one time Radiophonic Workshop member Daphne Oram, which is a fine addition to a growing family of such things.
Writing about this growing collection has made me consider again how such things interconnect with the more pastoral flipside of A Year In The Country. To quote myself (and somebody else) when talking about a romantic nostalgia for certain elements of older technology and innovations in relation to music:
“Curiously, somehow or other the use, appreciation and romance of such older technologies segues and intertwines with the more bucolic surrounds, wanderings and landscapes of A Year In The Country, a part of the cultural landscape “…planted permanently somewhere between the history of the first transistor, the paranormal, and nature-driven worlds of the folkloric…” (to quote Kristen Gallerneaux)”.
Or to quote from the A Year In The Country About page:
“A Year In The Country is a set of year long explorations of an otherly pastoralism, the undercurrents and flipside of bucolic dreams, the further reaches of folk music and culture, work that takes inspiration from the hidden and underlying tales of the land and where such things meet and intertwine with the lost futures, spectral histories and parallel worlds of what has come to be known as hauntology.”
Here’s the family of electronic music innovators so far…
Local Places Of Interest:
Week #39/52: An elegy to elegies for the IBM 1401 / notes on a curious intertwining
Ether Signposts #2/52a: Delia Derbyshire Handmade Diorama
Ether Signposts #36/52a: Bob Moog Press Pop Figures And Synthesizer Discoveries
Ether Signposts #37/52a: The Raymond Scott Figure, Something Of A Growing Family Of Electronic Music Innovators And A Dream Center Where The Excitement Of Tomorrow Is Made Available Today
Ether Signposts #38/52a: Raymond Scott Diorama And Further Additions To The Electronic Innovators Family