MATRIXSYNTH: Percy Grainger's Free Music Machine

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Percy Grainger's Free Music Machine

video upload by Robotussin Vintage Synth

"A video from the Australian Broadcasting Company about a composer and inventor called Percy Grainger, who made electronic instruments in the 1950s that would follow a curving line to create pitch and music. He physically made the curving line out of thick sheets of card and fed them into the machine, controlling the pitch of an oscillator."

EMS SYNTHI 100 in the beginning.

1 comment:

  1. I am flabbergasted that the name Percy Grainger would be obscure to anyone, let alone musicicians. One may as well not recognize Leonard Bernstein or Oscar Peterson.


Do not insult people. Do not ask if listings are still available. Click through auction links to check yourself. Posts and pics remain for historical purposes only. To reduce spam, comments for posts older than one week are not displayed until approved, usually same day.


Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.