Sunday Synth Jam: This rendition of Jules Massenet’s Meditation from Thais is performed on theremin by thereminist Thomas Grillo.
Grillo’s performance is impressive, despite some obvious challenges that arise from the fact that this was written for violin.
Whenever thereminists take on challenging works like this, it makes me wonder if theremins shouldn’t have a degree of quantization that can be dialed in. Intonation on a theremin is arguably trickier than on a violin, and this could level the playing field a bit.
Leave a comment with your thoughts on Grillo’s performance of Meditation – or your thoughts on whether thereminists could use a bit more help from theremin designers.