Museum Of Modern Instruments at ADE curated by Arp Frique

drummachines from the Wurlitzer Sideman to the digital babies

The MOMI, short for Museum Of Modern Instruments, is a popup museum curated by Arp Frique as a part of the 2019 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event dedicated to one hundred years of electronic musical instruments. Starting at the Theremin, ending in the now, we showcased some of the most iconic instruments in music history, a few overlooked classics and a couple of rare items, in a tour through the evolution of electronic musical instruments from my own perspective. Analog, modular and digital synthesizers that shaped the sound of electronic music and far beyond, the evolution of the drummachine, samplers, effects, a Stockhausen-style setup, the introduction of the computer into the way we make music and more. Thank you ADE for this! It was amazing!