The Music Machine

Lying silent in the corner of a tiny Paris flat is an ondioline, one of the first electronic synthesisers.

This feature breathes life into the old machine, re-lives its glory days and discovers why the instrument is so important to its eccentric owner. A 28 minute experimental feature for BBC Radio4. First broadcast on 24th May 2004. Produced by DinahBird with a helping hand from Nigel Acheson.

A treat …the music’s odd and thrilling, the accents are as entertaining as the anecdotes and, as the French say, you will go to bed less stupid.” Phil Daoust, The Guardian.

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