The Museum Of Making Music
Explore the history and innovation of American music products at The Museum of Making Music, founded in 1998. Offering an unusual perspective, the museum showcases a side of the music industry where very little is known. The museum educates the public through films, private concerts, workshops, and their interactive area where visitors have the opportunity to create their own music using the museum’s one-of-a-kind instrument collection.
The current exhibit “Roots of Reeds” is on display until March 2012. Centuries before oboes, clarinets, and saxophones were created in Europe, people in the Arab world, Persia, Central and East Asia were inventing and playing a wide variety of reed instruments. As they traveled, they brought along these instruments. Through exploration of roots of modern reed instruments, their adaptations in Europe, and their evolution within American culture, this exhibition retraces a few of the long and winding roads used to get us where we are today. (760) 438.5996. www.museumofmakingmusic.org.Mass Transit bus route #101.
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