Then & Now 4/20: Electrifying Music!

Maurice Martenot

On this date in 1928, the first public demonstration of an electronic instrument invented by Maurice Martenot called the "Ondes Martenot," was given.  The instrument was included in scores by Milhaud, Messiaen, Ibert, Honegger, and other 20th century composers.

You can hear new electronic music next month when New College students will present their final projects in a free concert, emphasizing pairings of music and visuals, including short film scores and more.  More information is online at

Air Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:00am