Odd Harmonics is an exhibit of custom theremins, being held Oct 16-Nov 16 at the Judith Charles Gallery in NYC.
Odd Harmonics is a collaborative exhibition, with Butterscotch Records and Moog Music, featuring work by Francois Chambard, Cassandra C. Jones and Tomory Dodge.The show will also feature performances by the likes of Butterscotch’s own Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), German classical Theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck, performance artist Christen Clifford and more. Continue reading
Dutch reader Rene Splinter has been experimenting with a Moog Etherwave Theremin for use in a new composition.
Instead of recording the traditional sound of the theremin, he decided to use it as a starting point for further sonic exploration: Continue reading
More Theremin goodness from Rob Schwimmer. Here, he’s playing a song by Beck [Hansen, yes, the two-turntables-and-a-microphone Beck], “Why Did You Make Me Care.” The performance was at the NY Theremin Society concert back in September at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: New York Thereminist Rob Schwimmer plays a Star Trek – Coltrane After The Rain medley on a 1929 RCA “theremin of reknown.”
Schwimmer had this to say about playing the H. Whipple Abbott theremin: “84 years old electronics! And so thick sounding it’s as if you’re touching somebody.”
In this video, via Moog Music, Albert Glinsky, author of Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage offers a brief history of the theremin, covering everything from it’s orignal inception in a Russian chemistry lab to it’s development as a musical instrument. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, multi-instrumentalist and composer Peter Pringle performs an original composition, that he wrote “to demonstrate and compare the sound of four different theremins: Continue reading