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Women as Pioneers in Electronic Music

Suoni Per Il Popolo, between June 6 and 20, 2020, is presenting online with Cinéma moderne FRÉQUENCES AU FÉMININ, a series of four documentaries featuring archives, interviews and performances by Delia Derbyshire, Suzanne Cianne, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Ginette Martenot (!).

Sunday, June 7, 7:30 pm: a virtual conversation with Caroline Martel and fellow filmmaker and collaborator Kara Blake on the fundamental contribution of women in the early days of electronic music.



Around the world in 90 days

Standing room only for the Italian Première of Chant des Ondes in Milan at the Journées du cinéma québécois en Italie, followed by a demo-concert of Nadia Ratsimandresy on March 14. And super press coverage in SoundWall and Repubblica! Another screening takes place in Siracuse on March 23 at L’assessorato Politiche Culturali,Turismo E Spettacolo Del Comune Di Siracus – Ex Chiesa dei Cavalieri di Malta

Saturday March 22 at l’Institut français en Grèce
The Festival du film francophone de Grèce will screen Le Chant des Ondes in Athens, where it was awarded the Golden Athena Music & Film grand prize at the Athens International Film Festival last fall.

Then in Mexico at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), the most important cinematographic event in Latin America, Wavemakers is featured among the Quebec films selected as this year’s “Guests of Honour” and will be screened March 23 + 24 at Cinepolis 9.

Grand Toronto Premiere on April 7 presented by Hot Docs! and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Montréal ondist Geneviève Grenier and her Martenot will accompany the film. Tickets now on sale at the Bloor Cinema. We would love to thank our distributor Kino-Smith as well as Musicworks Magazine, which published a feature on the instrument recently.

In Richmond, Virginia, the James River Film Festival will present a double-bill of the two last films of Caroline Martel – who is currently a VCU School of the Arts Global Visiting Scholar teaching film there. On April 12 The Phantom of the Operator at the Grace Street Theatre and Wavemakers on April 13 at the legendary Byrd Theatre.

Preceding Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra‘s “Radiophonic Fantasies” featuring ondist Geneviève Grenier on April 19, Wavemakers will be screened in Pittsburgh on April 15 at the New Hazlett Theatre.

And finally Le Chant des Ondes will be back in Paris for a special screening at the Gaîté Lyrique on June 18 2014.

We might forget some screenings booked by our distributor the NFB, don’t hesitate to follow us on our Facebook page for the latest news.
Thanks and see you along the road



Best Documentary Jutra Award Nomination 2014


We are extremely honoured and touched to see Wavemakers as part of the five nominees for the 2014 Jutra Award for Best Documentary.

The results will be announced at the gala on March 23th.

Equivalent to the Oscars in the USA and the Césars in France, the Jutra Awards are named after Claude Jutra, a pioneer and innovator in fiction and documentary cinema (Take it All, Wow, The Devil’s Toy, Mon Oncle Antoine, etc.).



Starting 2014 in the US

Wavemakers will have a (glamourous!) New York Premiere
at the First Look Film Festival
on Friday January 17th 7pm
at the Museum of the Moving Image

Followed a Q&A with Caroline Martel
and a demo-concert by ondist Geneviève Grenier

First Look is the Museum’s annual showcase for inventive new international cinema. Now in its third year, the series has established itself as a vital addition to New York’s film scene, an oasis of thoughtful and provocative filmmaking amid the hype and noise of the awards season.

In the winter of 2014, Wavemakers will also be screened
in these American venues:

February 20th 2014
at San Francisco’s Exploratorium
Followed a Q&A with Caroline Martel
and a Martenot demo-concert

March 2nd 2014
at the National Galery in Washington
following Caroline Martel’s The Phantom of the Operator (2004 – featuring Ondes Martenot in its soundtrack)



The Golden Athena Music & Film Award

The Golden Athena Music & Film grand prize awarded to Wavemakers at the Athens International Film Festival !
The jury was composed by Nick Bradshaw (Sight & Sound), Jean Perret, Nicolas Alzabert (Cahiers du cinéma), Knut Elsterman and Makis Milatos.

See the thank-you video with director Caroline Martel




Musicworks: a feature on the Martenot today

The Winter 2013-2014 issue of the sound+music magazine Musicworks is just out with a feature dossier on the Ondes Martenot today by guest writer Caroline Martel. It comes with a CD containing 3 original tracks from Wavemakers : the Overture (composed by Clovis Gouaillier), the Échappée du temps movement from Marie Bernard’s Eight Haikus (with the Choeur de l’Art neuf & Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal) and an extended version of the credits piece Vers l’or (improvised by Suzanne Binet-Audet & Dave Madden).

Here is where to find it!



Fall 2013 Screenings

Première anglaise à Montréal de Wavemakers au Centre Phivendredi 20 septembre 21h15

En compétition internationale au 19e Festival international de film d’Athènes – “…a fascinating and relatively unknown chapter in music history, featuring the most perfect pairing of man and technology the world has ever known. Consider yourselves warned!”

À Sporobole à Sherbrooke – vendredi 27 septembre 19h
Dans le contexte de l’événement Espace [IM] Média, une exposition qui met en perspective la désuétude d’appareils de médiation. 

À Cornel Cinemamardi 22 octobre 19h15
Suivi d’une démonstration-concert de l’ondiste Geneviève Grenier
et d’un échange avec la réalisatrice Caroline Martel animé par Dr. Trevor Pinch (Analog Days)

À la Maison de la culture in Rivière-du-loup –
Mardi 29 octobre 19h30

Cork International Film Festival
Jeudi 14 novembre 15h30

Le Chant des Ondes à la Maison de la culture Rosemont (Montréal)
Dimanche 17 novembre 14h
Avec la réalisatrice


Et d’autres à annoncer officiellement bientôt





Press coverage

Check out our press coverage here !



On the big screen at Excentris

As on Friday March 15h, Le Chant des Ondes 
will be showing at Excentris Cinema

Some collaborators from the film will be present for Q&A sessions.
We are really looking forward to screen the film in its English version in the near future.

Please pass the word around!

3536 St.Laurent Boulevard, just North of Sherbrooke
Metros : St-Laurent / Sherbrooke
Underground parking at 5 Milton
(10$ upon the presentation of your film ticket)
Tickets :(514) 847-2206




Le Chant des Ondes at the RVCQ Thursday February 28th 21h30