Ludovic Van Hellemont
Having spent my teenager years in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the hometown of Claude Debussy, I was constantly exposed to French music at the local conservatory and got very attached to it. Olivier Messiaen's music has played a great role in my musical education. Inevitably I got acquainted with the Ondes Martenot, for which Messiaen was an important ambassador. The instrument has never ceased to fascinate and enchant me, and I got lucky enough to be in possession of two of those instruments, both of them being used depending on the type of project I am working on.
Ondes Musicales by Jean-Loup Dierstein, Paris
ONDEA by David Kean, Calgary