I didn't think I'd be in London at all this summer, which would have been a shame because there were two very interesting things going on that I really wanted to see. I did both of them today.
The first was a special exhibit at the science museum about electronic music called "Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music". With the star of the show being Daphne Oram's ridiculous Ormics machine. I've never quite understood or enjoyed this sort of early electronic music. It was just noise really. No structure at all. Of course I went through as phase of being completely infatuated with Delia Derbyshire (who hasn't?), but Delia did have a bit of structure --certainly in the Dr. Who and Tomorrow People theme songs. I do appreciate everything those early pioneers did though, we certainly wouldn't be where we are today without them, or where I am in 1983 for that matter.
The second thing was a live stage show in a 360 degree theater of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Kensington Gardens. It was thoroughly enjoyable. I wasn't blown away, but of course the senses dull a little with age. And it can be hard to truly enjoy such a thing without your loved ones. I had as much fun as one could have sitting by himself in a theater. It was a good, full day.