Ondomo – Modern Ondes Martenot

“I find it so amazing when people tell me that electronic music has no soul. You can’t blame the computer. If there’s no soul in the music, it’s because nobody put it there.”
– Bjork

Upon first hearing a recording of Messiaen’s Oraison, it is hard to believe that it was created on an electronic instrument. The performance is so expressive and organic that it could almost be confused for a human voice. Even more surprising is that the synthesizer it was written for was invented in 1928 – decades before electronic music became popular. Continue reading “Ondomo – Modern Ondes Martenot”