Ondes martenot (Fr. ‘martenot waves’)
- Richard Orton
- and Hugh Davies
A monophonic electronic instrument invented by Maurice Martenot (b Paris, 14 Oct 1898; d Clichy, nr Paris, 8 Oct 1980), whose original name for it was ‘ondes musicales’. Martenot, who had studied piano, cello and composition at the Paris Conservatoire, first presented his instrument on ...