“I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire” On Theremin

Thereminist Dorit Chrysler shared her haunting polyphonic theremin take 0n I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire.

The song was written by Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus and Eddie Seiler and was a hit for The Ink Spots in the 1940s.

While the song may be about sparking romance, the video captures Chrysler sparking a passion for learning the theremin.

Guitar: Pierre de Gaillande
Theremins, Vocals, Whistling : Dorit Chrysler

5 thoughts on ““I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire” On Theremin

  1. Wow. My son and I are in this video- we participated in that theremin workshop, which was in Brooklyn in 2014. It was a lot of fun, but I’ll take an analog theremin over the theremini any day- it was really difficult to calibrate the throw.

  2. I can’t help it, for me that song is indelibly linked to a certain video game. Fortunately, music is not always the same.

    This was a great use of a Theremin.

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