Hugh LeCaine-Musician & Inventor

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One of Hugh LeCaine’s many musical instrument inventions, the touch sensitive organ.


Canadian scientist and composer Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977) has been called one of the “heroes” of electronic music. He was brought up in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) in northwestern Ontario. At an early age he began building musical instruments and experimenting with electronic devices. In his youth he imagined “beautiful sounds” that he believed could be realized through new electronic inventions.