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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918), composer of impressionistic classical music. Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France, Claude Debussy studied with Guiraud and others at the Paris Conservatoire (1872-84) and as an 1884 Prix de Rome winner, went to Rome, Italy (1885-7), though more important impressions came from his visits to Bayreuth (1888, […]

Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon (September 23, 1865 – April 7, 1938) was a French painter. Born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France the daughter of an unmarried laundress, Suzanne Valadon became a circus acrobat at the age of 15 until a fall ended her career. In the Montmartre Quarter of Paris she pursued her interest in art. […]

Theremin Lecture/Demonstration by Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall will discuss the origins of the Theremin, and demonstrate its performance. The IEEE History Center Lecture SeriesInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersin conjunction with Mason Gross School of the Arts Music Department presents “A Lecture/Demonstration of the Theremin” by Scott Marshall In this lecture, Scott Marshall will discuss the origins of the Theremin, […]

Lothars at Massart this Friday

The Lothars make one of their frequent rare live appearances this Friday at the Massachusetts College of Art. The Lothars make one of their frequent rare live appearances this Friday at the Massachusetts College of Art. Here are the details: EVENTWORKS presents ELECTRONIC CONCERTO:a night of Non-Dance Oriented Electronic Musicwith Mild Visual Stimulation. Friday, February […]

Erik Satie

Erik Alfred Leslie Satie (May 17, 1866 – July 1, 1925) was a French composer. Born in Honfleur, Basse-Normandie, France, Satie was a music composer, and a performing pianist, though mainly for café and cabaret audiences. Satie wrote theatre and ballet music, as well as piano music. His compositions are original, humorous, often bizarre, and […]


Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. In other fields of art, it has been used to describe the plays of Samuel Beckett, or the films of Robert Bresson, or the stories of Raymond Carver, for example. Visual […]

Big Briar Series 91

Designed by Bob Moog, the Big Briar Series 91 theremins were produced from 1991 to 1997. Series 91 are still played by Japanese thereminists Masami Takeuchi and Hiroshi Takano, by german thereminist Carolina Eyck and by U.S. thereminist James Coleman. Since they are no longer in production, the information below, taken from the Big Briar […]

Stage spook-tacle

Adding to the darkly comic tone of Alfred Corn’s poetic peek at the bloodsucking vampire, My Neighbor, the Distinguished Count, is an unusual electronic instrument known as the theremin. David Del Tredici’s work Dracula (which features a theremin), will be performed on feb. 18 2004 by the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Hall, 14th and Curtis […]

Pavlov Theremin Model 1994

Pavlov Theremin 1994.

The preliminary information sheet of the Pavlov Theremin Model 1994 designed by George Pavlov and Yaroslav Schelkunov. This can be considered the predecessor of the tVox tour. What follows is the “Preliminary information sheet” of the Pavlov Theremin Model 1994, predecessor ot the tVox tour. This model is no longer in production, thus the following […]

Relative pitch

The term relative pitch may denote: the distance of a musical note from a set point of reference, e.g. “three octaves above middle C” a musician’s ability to identify the intervals between given tones, regardless of their relation to concert pitch (A = 440Hz) the skill used by singers to correctly sing a melody, following […]