Because ‘Whorehouse Piano’ Is Sadly Lacking In The Theremin Repetoire

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

Star Trek Meets Coltrane, After The Rain

Sunday Synth Jam: New York Thereminist Rob Schwimmer plays a Star TrekColtrane 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.”

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Boogie Woogie Style, With A Chorus Of Matryoshka Doll Theremins

This video captures a performance of Symphony No.9, Boogie, by Matryomin Ensemble “Da”.

The Matryomin is a Matryoshka doll theremin, created by Japanese thereminist Masami Takeuchi. It consists of a miniature pitch-only theremin, encased in a Russian matryoshka doll. Continue reading

Custom ’303 Energy’ Features Two Dark Star Synths, Sequencer & Theremin


The custom 303 Energy is a sequencer synthesizer, based on two Doepfer A-111-5 Dark Energy synthesizers and an Acidlab Autobot.

If that isn’t enough – it has two built-in theremins to control the dual synths’ filters.

Here’s a demo of the 303 Energy in action: Continue reading