The Ondes Martenot

This video features Jean Laurendeau discussing and demonstrating the rare Ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument, created in 1928 by Maurice Martenot.

Laurendeau explains the various control and timbral options of the Ondes Martenot and plays some familiar melodies, especially at the end!

Here’s another Ondes Martenot video, featuring Thomas Bloch, that demonstrates the range of sounds and expression of the instrument:

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