Freshly unearthed footage shows the Radiophonic Workshop pioneer in her element.

When Daphne Oram left the BBC in 1959, she set up a state-of-the-art home studio in a converted oast-house in Kent using money from a Gulbenkian Foundation grant. The British Movietone archive channel on YouTube has uncovered some newsreel footage dating from the early 1960s (we believe) showing Oram composing the sound of the future through the laborious process of cutting and splicing tape.

Check out The Vinyl Factory’s timeline of pioneering women in electronic music for more on Oram’s undersung legacy.

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