Photo credit: Don Kennedy.

Music, Makers & Machines

Over 50 partners from around the world, including the National Music Centre, have come together to share the origins and evolution of electronic music for Music, Makers & Machines, a free online exhibition.

Brought to you by Google Arts & Culture and supported by YouTube, Music, Makers & Machines highlights the crucial role electronic music plays within wider culture, both past and present. From the inventors and pioneering players to their quirky, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind musical tools and the musical movements they inspired.

The online resource features over 250 curated exhibitions from 15 countries. Archives, museums, collections, record labels, festivals and some of the music industry’s leading experts and pioneers contributed, including National Music Centre, Chicago History Museum, Moogseum, Philharmonie de Paris, Institute for Sound and Music in Berlin, UK label XL Recordings, Elektra Montréal, and more.

See four different bilingual exhibitions presented by the National Music Centre and 35 collection pieces that focus on TONTO (aka The Original New Timbral Orchestra), Recording innovations and technology, electronic Icons, and rare Oddities, including some Canadian electronic inventions.

Explore the history and legacy of electronic music now here.