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Wally De Backer and the Music of Jean-Jacques Perrey

120 minsRecorded 11 Jul 2017
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Wally De Backer (AKA Gotye) discusses reissuing Jean-Jacques Perrey’s avant-garde compositions for the Ondioline, a proto-synthesizer.

The Ondioline is a proto-synthesizer invented in 1941 by Georges Jenny but popularized by French electronic music producer Jean-Jacques Perrey; built upon a tubRead more


Watch legendary electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey play the Ondioline on the American TV show “I’ve Got A Secret” from June 22nd, 1960. This television demonstration was the American debut of this instrument.


Fact: The Ondioline was featured on the soundtrack to the 1960 film “Spartacus” …like in this battle scene.


Produced by Saxon Baird
Engineered by Ryan Woodhall

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