bluedot will be hosting the second annual edition of the Oram Awards, celebrating innovative female electronic artists. The Oram Awards set out to recognise the important work of other women music-makers, whose voices may go unheard in the wider musical landscape.
Presented by PRS Foundation and BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards will take place at the festival on Friday 20 July in Contactwith a special introduction from BBC 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker and an awards presentation with Ana Matronic.
Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards hope to build on her legacy. Oram worked at the workshop with others including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, creating early electronic music and sound effects for a variety of television and radio shows.
Selected winners will receive PRS Foundation talent development bursaries and additional support from Oram Awards partners.