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‘An Individual Note’ is both curious and remarkable. When commissioned to write a book, she was keen to avoid it becoming a manual or how-to guide, preferring instead to use the opportunity to muse on the subjects of music, sound and electronics, and the relationships between them. At a time when the world was just starting to engage with electronic music and the technology was still primarily in the hands of music studios, universities, and corporations, her approach was both innovative and inspiring, encouraging anyone with an interest in music to think about the nature, capabilities and possibilities that the new sounds could bring. And her thinking was not limited to just the future of the orchestra, synthesizer, computer and home studio, but ventured, with great spirit and wit, into other realms of science, technology, culture and thought. ‘An Individual Note’ is a playful yet compelling manifesto for the dawn of electronic music and for our individual capacity to use, experience and enjoy it.

This new edition of ‘An Individual Note’ features a specially commissioned introduction from the British composer, performer, roboticist and sound historian Sarah Angliss.


Daphne Oram An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics

SKU: 978-1-910221-11-2
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  • By Daphne Oram (first published in 1972), new introduction by Sarah Angliss

    176pp + 4pp covers, hardback, 220 × 165 mm, c. 25 b/w images

    ISBN: 978-1-910221-11-2
    RRP: £20 / €30 / $35
    UK release date: 23 November 2016
    US release date: 15 December 2016
    Designed by Joe Gilmore / Qubik
    Edited by Matt Price
    Co-published by The Daphne Oram Trust and Anomie Academic

    Archive images: © The Daphne Oram Trust
    Courtesy of Goldsmiths Special Collections & Archives, London

    3D cover images:
    Design by Joe Gilmore / Qubik
    Renders by Mark Doherty
    Courtesy of Anomie Publishing and The Daphne Oram Trust

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