In this video, thereminst Lydia Kavina demos the Moog Theremini and shares her tips and techniques for playing.
Kavina learned to play the theremin from Léon Theremin, starting when she was 9 years old. She is an active performer, has released several CDs of music for the theremin and has performed on soundtracks to several films.
With the Theremini, Moog challenges many assumptions about the theremin – introducing synthesis capabilities, built-in effects, MIDI and – most controversially – pitch quantization. In the video, Kavina demonstrates using the Theremini in classic continuous pitch mode and also with quantization enabled.
If you’ve used the Theremini, let us know what you think of it!