Discover the enchanting world of the Ondes Martenot — one of the most elusive and curious electronic instruments ever created. National Music Centre is pleased to present two matinee screenings of Caroline Martel's Wavemakers on what would have been Ondes Martenot inventor Maurice Martenot's 125th birthday!
Visitors are invited to check out the Roots of NMC gallery on Level 4 where they can see this instrument first-hand for themselves.
About Wavemakers (2012):
This feature documentary takes us on an intriguing human and musical discovery of the most expressive of electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot. A group of Martenot aficionados pursues the legacy of Maurice Martenot (1898–1980), inventor of an instrument as rare and fragile as it is magical. Musicians, artisans and scientists strive to unravel the mysteries of this “Stradivarius of the electronic age.”
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes