THE ORAM AWARDS 2020
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST**
For the first time, applications for the 4th annual Oram Awards for innovation in sound, music and related technologies will open to the general public from Monday 22nd June until Friday 14th August 2020.
The Oram Awards are targeted at the next generation of innovative women, girls and gender minorities in music and sound rather than more established names.
The award is open to women, girls and gender minorities of all ages from 11 years upwards.
There is only one category: innovation in sound, music and associated technologies.
We are looking for music and sound creators who:
are based in the United Kingdom;
create high quality original new music and sound;
innovate in sound, music and associated technologies;
through their work have demonstrated that they are deserving of increased recognition;
are ready for this opportunity and will use the PRS Foundation bursary for future creative and professional development.
Any music creator, or their representative who meets the criteria can now apply. We would encourage others to share this opportunity with those that they think are deserving of recognition.
To apply for this years Oram Awards
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. Her practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, performance, as well as collaborations with performance and visual artists, such as Sonia Boyce and Jimmy Robert.
photo by Cacau Fernandes
Andie Brown began performing and recording as a solo artist in 2007 under the name These Feathers Have Plumes. Experimenting with glass and electronics, Andie has created what she terms an “augmented glass harp” and in recent years her work has focused on sound installation.
CEE HAINES AKA CHAINES
Cee Haines is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who writes surreal and fantastical electro-acoustic music under the moniker CHAINES. Their album, ‘The King’, was met with critical acclaim (The Wire Magazine, FACT Magazine), and their works for the London Contemporary Orchestra have been premiered at major venues including The Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms, 2018).
NWANDO EBIZIE AKA LADY VENDREDI
Nwando Ebizie has been carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism as Lady Vendredi.
She is a multidisciplinary artist with an international focus whose work converges around performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance.
credit Dimitri Djuric
NATALIE SHARP AKA LONE TAXIDERMIST
Natalie Sharp is a 360 artist from Cumbria at the forefront of what The Quietus described as 'New Weird Britain’. As Lone Taxidermist, her practice focuses on presenting live music in non-conventional settings, challenging existing frameworks and expectations. Exploring issues around gender and sexuality, her practice pushes at the parameters of the live environment.
STEPH HORAK AKA SHEISREVOLTING
Steph Horak is a sound and video artist. She designs systems for voice and composition, and performs on the improvisation circuit. She produces experimental pop music under the name SheIsRevolting. She focuses on error, malfunction and bad programming to create polyrhythmic sonic washes against a backdrop of homemade videos.