The Artemis – A New Instrument Inspired By The Ondes Martenot

The video takes a look at a new instrument created by Mark Steiner, the Artemis. 

The Artemis is a wind/string instrument, inspired by the Ondes Martenot. Pitch is mainly controlled by a ring attached to a loop of string.

It uses breath control for dynamics and combinable trill keys for discrete pitch changes. “Using these together allow for some interesting musical approaches,” notes Steiner. “When I made this instrument, I decided to expose the loop on this instrument as it is interesting to watch as the pitch changes.”

The sound and control core engine were made by Nyle Steiner (it is one of his early analog E.V.I.s.) The Artemis was completed in April of 2013.

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  1. I guess this would be difficult to play pattern or melody loops seeing as your held down by a ring 😛

    Sounds really cool though

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