Off the Screen: Ondes Martenot demonstration by Geneviève Grenier (Clip)
Date: February 25, 2014
Running Time: 00:31:00
Developed in the early days of electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot, characterized by a fragile and intricate design, produces a wholly unique and deeply evocative sound that transfixes musicians and listeners alike. Geneviève Grenier will present a special demonstration of this rare and ethereal instrument. One of the foremost ondists in the world, Grenier has been a member of the Ensemble d'ondes de Montréal since 1988 and has performed with a host of international orchestras and musical artists.
A new series exploring the work of contemporary composers and sound artists hosted by renowned musician and San Francisco Bay Area radio host, Sarah Cahill. Resonance performances will be held in the Exploratorium’s new Kanbar Forum, and enlivened by its state-of-the-art, 72-channel Meyer Sound Constellation sound system, providing the audience with an intimate experience of each event’s sonic details. The series will also include additional media on the topic of sound .
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