MATRIXSYNTH: The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region


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Update: you can find additional posts featuring The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano here.

"The Marche Region in Italy was home to a thriving industry of music instrument production from the 1950s to the mid-90s. Tens of thousands of people made organs, accordions and small runs of synthesizers that were like nothing else in the world. Much production closed in the 90s, leaving only a few companies around, and many people lost their jobs. The history of Marche synths was not talked about, too bitter were the memories. The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano aims to change that - a motley crew of synth lovers work together to get the story about this special time in music instrument history out.

I was invited to play a show at Acusmatic Festival in Ancona and visit the collection before. I was overwhelmed by the amazing sounds these machines made, so I captured them on tape and for use in my performance. I also just had to film every synth I could get my hand for you to enjoy. You will find instruments by Siel, Elka, Elgan, Farfisa, Crumar, CRB and more here.

https://www.museodelsynth.org"

Timeline:

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:56 The Beast
00:02:08 CRB Uranus 2
00:05:10 CRB Oberon
00:06:55 About The Museum
00:07:28 CRB Computer Band 2000
00:10:30 Elgam Carousel
00:12:10 Moreschi
00:13:50 CRB Voce-Strings
00:15:23 Welson Syntex
00:16:53 FBT Synther 2000
00:18:17 Crumar DS-2
00:19:48 Farfisa Polychrome
00:23:41 Elka Synthex
00:25:49 Crumar DP-50
00:26:39 Story Ends in a Bad Way
00:27:16 Elka Wilgamat 3
00:28:20 Elgam ES2000
00:29:05 Crumar Synthaphone
00:29:38 Siel Cruise
00:30:38 Milton GEMICHORD 961
00:33:03 Tape editing
00:34:04 The Show
00:37:25 Visiting the museum
00:38:05 A Synth for Sunday

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