I've been listening

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I've been listening to some old Messiaen recordings, and I've become entranced by the sound of the Ondes Martenot. It seems to allow some of the interaction that string players can feel with their instrument, but with a more accessible keyboard setting. It has an ghost-like, "horror-movie" like sound, and can produce glissandos which send chills down my spine. Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKe8bVAkFNo&feature=related Anyway, I was wondering whether anyone knew of a place to purchase this unusual instrument. Due to the lack of music written for it, my preliminary searches didn't reveal any commercial models of the Ondes Martenot. Unfortunately (due to my lack of experience with technology), I am unable to build my own, as I cannot understand most of the directions for how to build one. Thanks for your help!
Last edited in 2017-06-17 18:10

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  • Thomas2017
    Thomas2017

    Very good.

    17th June, 2017

  • Varonica
    Varonica

    It's almost impossible to find one for sale, but a theremin sounds a lot like one, and they are a lot easier to find.

    17th June, 2017

  • Kerry Mills
    Kerry Mills

    Hey that sounds like Scooby Doo!

    17th June, 2017

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