I am beyond thrilled to have been awarded the Oram Award for 2020! The awards are from PRS Foundation and the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and celebrate 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.
This really is a such a huge honour for me, as i’m in awe of the female pioneers of the radiophonic workshop, Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire are inspirations for me so it feels amazing to be recognised. Joining the Oram community is wonderful alongside my amazing fellow recipients Loula York, NikNak, Poulomi Desai, Yifeat Ziv and Una Lee I will receive mentoring from tutors and artists at the Radiophonic workshop and the award fund will support me in mixing and mastering my first album … which is in progress!! It really has given me a huge motivational boost in what has been such a difficult year, to keep doing what i’m doing and continue to support and amplify other women in audio. Thanks so much x
Due to Covid19 restrictions there was no ceremony this year so the winners performed at a special livestream hosted by SonitusLive, just launched for 2021 is an Oram Award youtube channel where you can watch the performances.