In the interview, Deutsch discusses purchasing his first theremin, which led to a meeting with Bob Moog and their historic collaboration on the development of the Moog modular synthesizer.
Deutsch, a professor emeritus of electronic music and composition from Hofstra University, also talks about his theremin composition Longing. A recording of his song appeared earlier this year on the Theremin 100 compilation album released by the New York Theremin Society. The recording features thereminist Darryl Kubian and Herb’s wife, pianist Nancy Deutsch.
In addition to the interview, host Rick Reid features new music by theremin players from around the world.
You can listen to the podcast via the embed below, or at the Theremin 30 site.
About Theremin 30
Denver-based media producer and amateur thereminist Rick Reid launched the Theremin 30 podcast series in 2019 to with the aim of promoting theremin instruments, music, and performers ranging from bedroom studio recording artists to internationally renowned professionals. Each episode typically includes 4 or 5 theremin tracks and an interview. Previous guests have included Dorit Chrysler (right), Thorwald Jørgensen, Lydia Kavina, Urs Gaudenz, Dan Burns, and Michelle Moog-Koussa.