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Oramics competition launched to compose a theme song for Our World

The Science Museum has opened a competition to make a new track using machine samples from the Daphne Oram Archive, with the winner chosen by Brian Eno, DJ Spooky, and The Wire. The competition is focused on Oram's ambition to perform her music via satellite, and asks for entrants to imagine that the producer of Our World (the 1967 TV programme that first linked the world via satellites) had commissioned Daphne Oram to make its soundtrack.

The winner will receive a one year Soundcloud pro account, a Daphne Oram Boomkat boxset and £50 voucher, plus a profile of the winner on The Wire's website, and an interview and feature on the Science Museum's blog. Get the audio stems for the Oramics competition here. More details on submission here.

Closing date for the competition is 16 January 2012. The Oramics Machine is currently on display at The Science Museum until December 2012. Watch a clip of Aura Satz's film about Daphne Oram and Oramics below.