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 Post subject: The Theremin
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:31 pm 
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The theremin /ˈθɛrəmɪn/,[1] originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone[2] or termenvox/thereminvox is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. It is named after its Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the player's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other, so it can be played without being touched. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.


I find this instrument beautiful and am thinking of purchasing one although it is apparently supposed to be very hard to play. It got used frequently in 50s sci-fi movies but it fits very well in classical pieces.

Leon Theremin plays his own instrument


Clara Rockmore plays Tchaikovski, absolutely stunning


Lydia Kavina plays Clair de Lune, again amazingly beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: The Theremin
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 Post subject: Re: The Theremin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:49 pm 
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[quote="lyra"]Also classical music is so fucking overrated. Everybody "knows" And even says it's the **** because it's so beautiful and sophisticated and I can't appear to be such a pleb in public; but then IRL nobody listens to it except for like five nerds and rich people who went to music school and were forced to study it. [...]

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Clara Rockmore plays Tchaikovski, absolutely stunning


Lydia Kavina plays Clair de Lune, again amazingly beautiful.


[quote="lyra"]Only rich music students and a few old nerds care about it. Everybody else just pretends.


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I love (the) Theremin, btw. There's a great BBC Radio Music episode on it/him. Also, Tank Riot, obviously. Love the music you've posted.



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