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    Full titles read: "For generations the invention of new music-making instruments has almost stood still. Today we present Professor Maurice Martenot with his new electrical creation."

    M/S's of Martenot playing the new instrument. The invention has a keyboard similar to that of a piano, however it also has a strange wire that lies on top of the keys, which Martenot holds as he plays. Martenot explains that the machine works by electrical devices and opens up the it's top to look inside. He makes several sounds with the device including the sound of a bird and of a double bass, just by pressing a few buttons.

    Note: Appears to be a very early form of electrical organ or synthesiser. Ron Saunders says "This Frenchman's accent puts Sellers / Clouseau's to shame".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37861
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1094.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:30:00 / 01:37:18:00
    Canister:
    PT 205
    Sort Number:
    PT 205
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Fashion & Music Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    TURNS Instruments Organ Films 2014-11-15 Electric The Moog The Moog
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The instrument being demonstrated here is the original version of the Ondes Martenot. More information about the instrument and its development here......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onde
    s_Martenot

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