Custom Theremins Featured In NYC Exhibit – ‘Odd Harmonics’

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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

Tuvan Throat Singing & MIDI Theremin Jam

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Sunday Synth Jams: Peter Pringle makes a return appearance with this awesome and bizarre Tuvan Throat Singing & Theremin jam.

Tuvan throat singing involves controlling the shape of the mouth and throat in order to emphasize specific overtones. This creates the effect that the performer is singing two notes at once.

Detail on the performance below. Continue reading

Get Moog Merch On Bob Moog’s Birthday, Support The Bob Moog Foundation

The Bob Moog Foundation and Moog Music have announced a one-day event to celebrate the memory of Bob Moog & to raise music for the Foundation.

In celebration of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday, Moog Music will donate 50% of all online clothing and merchandise sales on May 23rd to the Bob Moog Foundation. For every $350 raised, the company will also donate one Etherwave Theremin to the Foundation’s educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, to complete the DBSS Educational Kit that is provided to each participating school. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool teaches elementary school students the science of sound through the magic of music.

If you’d like to support the goals of the Foundation and get some cool stuff, visit the Moog store this Wed and check out the Moog clothing and merchandise.

“In a time when science achievement is declining in this country, we are proud to support the Bob Moog Foundation in their efforts to bring science alive through electronic music,”  said Mike Adams, Moog Music President & CEO. “We invite all of our customers to make a purchase online on May 23rd and support the Foundation’s important work,”

Kristallwald (Crystal Forest), by Bruno Ender Lee

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s another synth jam for the old school space music + Berlin School fans, Kristallwald (Crystal Forest), by Velvet Voyage (Bruno Ender Lee). Continue reading

Tegan & Sara Do ‘Living Room’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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The music of Tegan & Sera isn’t overtly electronic, but this live performance from the Moog Sound Lab showcases how they make use of the Moog Guitar, Etherwave theremin and Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.

Technical details below.  Continue reading

Mod For Moog Etherwave Theremin Adds Extended Bass Response

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From Thierry Frenkel, theremingénieur, who developed the volume loop mod for the Moog Etherwave Pro used in many of Peter Pringle’s videos:

This is a demonstration of my most recent development – a small module which is soldered onto the Etherwave’s circuit board and which extends the pitch range of this theremin by somewhat more than 1.5 octaves towards lower frequencies.

The player will feel a much more stable and linear pitch field, even very far away from the pitch antenna. At the same time, the bass range of this instrument does not longer sound like a dying motorbike…

As the theremin goes very low, small computer speakers will perhaps not allow you to hear the extended bass in acceptable quality. Try using headphones or an external sound system…

Frenkel adds, “This recording of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise Op. 34 has absolutely no musical value. I’m not a musician, I’m a theremingénieur.”

No additional information on the mod is available yet at Frenkel’s site, so I’ve contacted him to find out more.

If you’ve used this mod, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!

Via the Submit A Story page by Gordon Charlton

The Get To Know Your Moog Show – Special Moogfest 2010 Edition

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Punkin Face and Pussy Willow interview Synthlebrity Tara Busch after her performance at Moogfest 2010, on the latest episode of the bizarro Get To Know Your Moog Show – Special Moogfest 2010 Edition.

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Moog Announces Halloween Theremin Video Contest

Moog Music has announced a Halloween theremin video contest:

The call of the Theremin has been haunting the science fiction and horror movie genres for decades. It was there when aliens came to earth in The Day The Earth Stood Still and when monsters came to life in The Bride of Frankenstein.

Now it’s your turn. Moog Music & Moogfest is sponsoring The Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest.

The Grand Prize is TWO weekend passes to Moogfest 2010, a Moogfest 2010 merch package and an Etherwave Theremin signed by Pamelia Kurstin, a world-renowned thereminist who has performed and recorded with artists such as David Byrne and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

The winning video will also be featured on the Moogfest 2010 website!

To participate, grab a video camera and put together your best Halloween-themed theremin video.

Contest details coming soon to moogmusic.com.