Museum of Modern Instruments

Arp Frique2019

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

ADE invited gearhead extraordinaire and artist Arp Frique to curate MoMI: the miniature Museum of Modern Instruments in 2019, to celebrate 100 years of electronic instruments. In this pop-up museum you could find some of the most important and recognizable instruments in music history, including a few overlooked classics and a significant rare items. The exhibition offered a tour through the evolution of electronic musical instruments, starting at the theremin. There were the analogue, modular and digital synthesizers that shaped the sound of electronic music and far beyond, an illustration of the evolution of the drum machine, samplers, effects, a Stockhausen-style setup, the introduction of the computer into the way we make music and other early DAW developments.


  • Title: Museum of Modern Instruments
  • Creator: Arp Frique
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: De Brakke Grond

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