Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

The Ondes Martenot in the 21st Century

Project Description

The Ondes Martenot in the 21st Century is a project dedicated to the exploration of the French early electronic instrument, the Ondes Martenot. Its unique and expressive sound has been used in thousands of pieces of media, and its small but dedicated following keep it alive and in use. To learn more about the instrument, I will be travelling to Montreal, Quebec and Lancashire, UK to meet with Ondes players and composers to workshop with the Martenot in person. The end result of this project will be a thorough examination of the Ondes’ place in contemporary classical music, and the writing and recording of a new composition for Ondes Martenot and Electronics.