Composer Miguel d’Oliveira shared this short video, demonstrating the rare Therevox synthesizer in his composition, Silent Rain.
Inspired by the Ondes Martenot (1928) and the Electro-Theremin (1950), the Therevox is controlled by moving a finger along a reference keyboard, giving you continuous pitch control, while you control expression with your left hand. This gives it a theremin-like quality, but trading the visual expressiveness of the theremin for more accurate pitch control.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
“Finally had a chance to write for Therevox on a feature documentary score.
This Ondes Martenot brother thing is a future classic. Beautiful craftsmanship and lovely sound.
Ended up not using the Moog pedal and replaced it with a chorus plug-in.
Played a bit of cello just to add to the grit.”
3 thoughts on “Silent Rain, For Therevox, Cello & Juno 6”
What is that pedal that is being jacked into the Therevox? Sounds pretty sweet along with the other layers.
Just so beautiful!
“visual expressiveness of the theremin”
that’s one way to put it
chasing imaginary ghosts is another