Ondes Martenot, 2016
Photograph, inkjet print on Epson Traditional Photo Paper, 95 × 120 cm

Ondes Martenot depicts the interpretation of a musical piece composed by Olivier Messiaen, “Fête des belles eaux, II/14: Oraison,” written in 1937. The photograph was taken during the eight-minute-long performance by Claude-Samuel Lévine. The Ondes Martenot was the first electronic instrument to be introduced into an orchestra. It was invented in 1928.

 

Ondes Martenot, 2016
Photographie, impression jet d’encre sur Epson papier photo traditionnel, 95 × 120 cm

Ondes Martenot décrit l’interprétation d’une oeuvre musicale composée par Olivier Messiaen, Fête des belles eaux, II/14 : Oraison, écrite en 1937. La photographie a été prise durant les huit minutes de l’interprétation par Claude-Samuel Lévine. Les ondes Martenot, mises au point dès 1928, ont été le premier instrument électronique à entrer dans la composition d’un orchestre.


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