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Prom 13: Pioneers of Sound

Live at the BBC Proms: London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki in turntables/electronics perform Daphne Oram's Still Point.

Live at the BBC Proms: London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki in turntables/electronics. including Daphne Oram's Still Point.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly.

10.15pm
Daphne Oram Still Point
Plus electronic works by Delia Derbyshire and others, and the world premiere of a new work for orchestra and electronics

Shiva Feshareki turntables/electronics
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames (conductor)

Daphne Oram's visionary Still Point fills the cavernous space of the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in the premiere of a revised realisation based on recently discovered archive material.

Composed in 1949 - almost a decade before Oram co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the piece was possibly the first to combine a live orchestra with live electronic manipulations, here played via turntables.

Still Point forms the centrepiece of a late-night sonic exploration that features work by Delia Derbyshire - another Radiophonic Workshop pioneer who achieved cult status for her electronic arrangement of the Doctor Who TV theme - as well as new works inspired by the Radiophonic legacy.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Delia Derbyshire

    The Delian Mode

  • CHAINES

    Knockturning

  • Laurie Spiegel

    Only Night Thoughts

  • Daphne Oram

    Still Point

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

Broadcast

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