Summer of Innovation
Photo: Sonny Portacio

Summer of Innovation

Now on display in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery through August 31: Summer of Innovation. And when we say “innovation,” we mean it. No familiar banjos or guitars in this show! Instead, you’ll find groundbreaking products such as the ROLI Seaboard Rise MIDI Controller, ROLI Blocks, Aerodrums, Stylophones, Phonotonic, Ableton Push, ATV aFrame, and Jamstik+. These are just some of the innovative instruments on the market today and just some of the new—and perhaps surprising—ways that music is currently being made. And the entire exhibition is interactive—so you can get in on the action, and the music.

In addition to these new products, San Diego’s own Dr. Chris Warren has installed a few of his own inventions including a Body Theremin (which uses your whole body to make music!) and the EchoThief Impulse Response Library. The EchoThief includes detailed sonic snapshots of resonant spaces that are paired with panoramic photographs so that the user experiences diverse spaces through both sight and sound.

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Come to the Museum and experience some of these innovative instruments and music in person!

Friday, July 28 @ 7:00 PM
Ableton Push virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist JNTHN STEIN and vocalist Sherry St. Germain present a night of groundbreaking new music.

Saturday, August 26 @ 7:00 PM
Theremin virtuoso Randy George presents an evening of music showcasing the beauty and “musical voice” of this innovative and pioneering instrument.

For tickets, order online at museumofmakingmusic.org or call (760) 304-5844.