Oramics: Funded PhD On Offer At Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths will be making someone a Doctor of Oramics. Applications are currently open for an AHRC funded PhD titled Oramics – Electronic Music Precedents, Technology and Influence. The PhD is computing-based, and aims to improve the understanding of Oram’s working methods, the systems she invented, and the impact of her work on future generations.

The Goldsmiths description states: “At the moment, Oram’s relations to existing artistic and musical practice is only understood at the most general level; equally the extent and pathways of her influence on subsequent electronic and digital music practices require extensive study to be able to make a fair evaluation. The project will use the Daphne Oram archive of recordings and papers held at Goldsmiths to build on existing technical and musical studies to locate Oram and the machine within a variety of societal, technological and musical contexts.”

The award covers tuition fees and includes a maintenance grant. The successful applicant will be enrolled at Goldsmiths and also will have staff status at the Science Museum. Closing date for applications is 1 July. For more info and requirements head here.

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