Prom 13 repeat: Pioneers of Sound
The London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki on turntables and electronics, performs Daphne Oram's Still Point at the Royal Albert Hall.
Another chance to hear the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, with Shiva Feshareki in turntables/electronics. including Daphne Oram's Still Point.
Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London
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.