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
This video is a brief demo of Nervous Squirrel’s bizarre Owl Theremin.
The theremin features control voltage outputs that can be used to play the modular synth in the background.
Details on the Owl Theremin are available at the Nervous Squirrel site.
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
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
This is the music video for thereminist Dorit Chrysler‘s Avalanche
Chrysler’s work on the theremin is always memorable, but Avalanche highlights that she’s equally talented as a vocalist and songwriter. Continue reading
Thorwald Jørgensen, the Dutch thereminist (above), will be one of the performers at The NY Theremin Society’s “International Edition” concert this Friday evening, June 28, in New York City. Continue reading