Theremin Opera, With Subscope Theremin + EHX Talking Machine

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Thereminist Améthyste Spardel performs a haunting rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu on Subscope Theremin, run through an Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine.

The Talking Machine is a programmable formant filter, designed to create vocal effects controlled by the player’s dynamics. In this performance, the Talking Machine is set to a fixed ‘ah’ sound.

See also Peter Pringle’s amazing theremin vocal synthesis of Nessun Dorma.


10 thoughts on “Theremin Opera, With Subscope Theremin + EHX Talking Machine

  1. Beautiful!

    Would like to hear better audio of this – but the camera quality almost makes the performance more haunting.

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  2. Fantastic playing – although that has to be one of the hardest ways of producing a human vocal.

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    • Good point. But WOW what intonation! The overall effect is of a vintage recording of a mellow tenor. Kind of haut steampunk.

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  3. Hey there :) I am the thereminist in the video :) THank you so much for watching and for the wonderful comments. I am deeply touched! :)

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