Daphne Oram – Pulse Persephone

Duration: 4'07

One of Oram’s most renowned compositions, Pulse Persephone was completed and performed at the ‘Treasures of the Commonwealth’ exhibition at Burlington House, London, 1965. Oram constructed this piece from individual sounds from various countries in the commonwealth, including steel pan and African drums and flutes which were laid over a deep pulsing bass sound. The piece was later used for a ballet, Alpha Omega.



Monty Adkins