You might not have known it, but Leon Theremin, creator of the theremin musical instrument and developer of KGB espionage technology, was actually a time-traveling super-spy.
At least, that’s the premise of a new digital comic, Theremin:
Time travel is real and scientist/inventor Leon Theremin just discovered it. The journey from scientist to super spy is shorter than you think. It all starts here.
The first chapter in the new series by Curt Pires, creator of the critically acclaimed “LP”, and art sensation DALTON ROSE, the creator of “PHABULA” and artist of “SACRIFICE”.
Here’s an example spread from Theremin: Continue reading
Cyberpunk creator Sarah Petkus created these DIY theremin goggles.
“These audio goggles produce an awesome and annoying tone that can be altered by the amount of light hitting them,” explains Petkus.
Here’s what she has to say about her theremin goggles:
Blinking, fading, and color changing lights are a standard for eye catching goggles. This being said, I decided to change it up a bit and make a set that would engage the wearer in the production of sound.
This video, via Thierry Frenkel, is a demonstration of the re-developed Theremin Cello.
Here’s what Frenkel has to say about the Theremin Cello: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance, by Rob Schwimmer, of Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars.
Schwimmer uses a Moog Etherwave Theremin, played through an Electro Harmonix Talking Machine, inspired by Peter Pringle’s virtuosic performance of Puccini?s Nessun Dorma.
Schwimmer has worked with a wide range of artists, ranging from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Laurie Anderson to Stevie Wonder.
Here’s a theremin performance with a holiday angle – an amazing performance of Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria, arranged for theremin & Electro Harmonix Talking Machine.
Technical details below.
No clue on where to start on the path to becoming a theremin master?
Hopefully, this video won’t set you back, too far.