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Oram Panel Discussion

Sun 19 Nov 2023

Oram Panel Discussion

As part of the Oram Awards event, we will discuss how music technology provides a safe place to explore identity with past and present Oram winning artists Cee Haines (CHAINES), Nat Sharp and Viktoria (rEmPiT g0dDe$$). Facilitated by Frances Morgan.

Frances Morgan is a music and arts critic and a researcher in histories of electronic music, with a PhD in Critical Writing from the Royal College of Art in collaboration with the Science Museum. Formerly the Deputy Editor of The Wire magazine, Frances has contributed to numerous publications including Sight & Sound and Frieze, and currently lectures in Sound and Music Theory and Media & Culture at the University of Lincoln.

CHAINES (Cee Haines) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist based in the Greater Manchester area (UK), who writes surreal and fantastical electronica and electro-acoustic music. Their background in classical music and eclectic musical tastes sees them working in a wide range of musical genres and contexts. More recently, they premiered an orchestral/electronic arrangement of 90s gaming music entitled ‘Tribute to Pokémon, Ecco and Secret of Mana’ for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms’ first ever Gaming Prom (2022).

Natalie Sharp: ‘I am a disabled artist at the forefront of what The Quietus described as ’New Weird Britain’: “a new wave of underground musicians, creating immersive worlds for their audiences to participate in.” My practice focuses on presenting live music in non-conventional settings, challenging existing frameworks and expectations. I explore issues around gender and sexuality, pain and the body, pushing the parameters within a live setting.  I find it hard to categorise my work so I end up calling myself an octopus artist or a janitor of art. My work is very much gesamtkunstwerk which has allowed me to cross pollinate with some of my heroines such as Gazelle Twin, Jenny Hval, NYX Choir and faUSt.  I have worked with The BFI film as one of their film archive and music laboratory artists and Flatpack film festival as a waveform artist, both of which resulted in new works around foley art with moving image of the body in chronic pain. I have created moving image work as a director, editor, makeup artist, costume maker, lighting tech, sound designer and actor.’

Part of the Southeast Asian experimental electronic scene, Viktoria (rEmPiT g0dDe$$) Yam moves between worlds as easily as she slips between her two experimental music projects, Viktoria and rempit g0dde$$. Spending her time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the producer and DJ boldly ventures into the farthest, darkest recesses of industrial club. Victoria is an aspiring southeast asian music researcher in the development of Southeast Asia’s experimental music scene and has been exploring in-depth the practices of forward-thinking club & rave culture through visiting, playing in asia’s forward-thinking parties & participating in music research residencies organised by Nusasonic, Goethe Institute, British Council, Onebeat & many more.

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Book The Oram Awards 2023 — Sun 19 Nov (Free event, but a ticket is required)

This event is free, but a ticket is required.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

Date:Sun 19 Nov 2023
Start time:4.45pm (Doors: 4.15pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room

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