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Corno Dolce
Sep-05-2008, 01:12
Dear MIMFers,

An instrument that I believe never got a fair shake in America is the Ondes Martenot. A fellow in France has had a company build an improved version of it. It is now called the L'ondea:

http://www.cslevine.com/ondea/

Plus a complete description of the instrument:

http://www.cslevine.com/ondea/ondeanotice1.pdf

Cheers,

CD :):):)

methodistgirl
Sep-05-2008, 02:46
That was totally weird!
judy tooley

Contratrombone64
Sep-05-2008, 03:33
Reminds me of tawdry sci-fi ...

Corno Dolce
Sep-05-2008, 04:59
Aloha CT64,

Olivier Messiaen was an ardent proponent of the Ondes Martenot.

Contratrombone64
Sep-05-2008, 06:28
yes but Messiaen never used it like the tawdry sci-fi film score composers!

Corno Dolce
Sep-05-2008, 12:01
Aloha CT64,

Yes, you're right. I still like the instrument although - lots of possibilities.......

Cheers,

CD :):):)

marval
Sep-05-2008, 12:12
What a very strange instrument, it sounded very haunting to me.


Margaret

greatcyber
Sep-05-2008, 19:37
Very cool sounding. It reminds me of the glass harmonica. Yes, it is a haunting sound, but relaxing as well.