Check Out the Museum's "Treasures from the Attic" Display at the Show
Sometimes the most wonderful, peculiar and amazing musical instruments are forgotten over time, just waiting for the day to be rediscovered and celebrated anew. Within these sentimental relics are a lifetime of stories waiting to be remembered, shared and retold.
“Treasures from the Attic” is a showcase of rare and unusual instruments as well as historic documents that reveal the rich, multi-faceted and—sometimes surprising—history of the people who made, sold and used these instruments.
Included in the exhibition are the Live Electronic Orchestra (LEO), whose ability to combine several synthesizers using one controller was a forerunner of things to come—namely the development of MIDI technology; the 1970s-era BiroTron—widely acknowledged as the rarest production rock musical instrument used on albums and tours; and the Sonica, which employed a Force-Sensing Resistor in 1979 that and can still be found in many musical instrument controllers available today.
During the NAMM Show, the Museum of Making Music will host DAILY demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. of LEO (Live Electronic Orchestra) by its creator and musician, Don Lewis.
Visit "Treasures from the Attic" in Hall E.