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Pamelia on MySpace

Thereminist Pamelia Kurstin.

Rollerskating-bird-punching-hair-cutting and cigarettes smoking while playing super thereminist Pamelia Kurstin has a profile on MySpace.com with samples, photographs and upcoming shows. She will tour in Russia, Austria, U.K, Greece and then back in the U.S. And, Pamelia, pay attention when you play in the U.K.! See what happened to Keith Richards for smoking on stage […]

Samuel Hoffman 1952 “You Asked for It” Video

Theremin player Samuel Hoffmann at 'You Asked For It' TV Show.

You Asked For It was a human-interest show that aired between 1950 and 1959. For the first few months, it was named The Art Baker Show, after the series creator and host, Art Baker. In April of 1951, the show’s title was changed to You Asked For It. [Wikipedia] In 1952 the show featured Samuel […]

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Steven Hasten
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
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These are the only sound files I have of the RCA Theremin. They were done to demonstrate the range as it was with the oscillators restored to specs. I later changed the frequencies of the pitch and reference oscillators to restore playing range.

You can hear spurious oscillations we call “birdies”as the sweep nears the point at which the oscillator locks up and then starts again as we go downscale.

In the second verse of my lousy rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” You can hear birdies as I get dangerously close to that cutoff point.

The files are a bit noisy but the actual theremin sound was clean. I am sorry for the quality of these recordings. The purpose in making them was to demonstrate my progress as I got her in line.

Steven Hasten 5/18/2005

Sweep

Steven Hasten
Sweep
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These are the only sound files I have of the RCA Theremin. They were done to demonstrate the range as it was with the oscillators restored to specs. I later changed the frequencies of the pitch and reference oscillators to restore playing range.

You can hear spurious oscillations we call “birdies”as the sweep nears the point at which the oscillator locks up and then starts again as we go downscale.

In the second verse of my lousy rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” You can hear birdies as I get dangerously close to that cutoff point.

The files are a bit noisy but the actual theremin sound was clean. I am sorry for the quality of these recordings. The purpose in making them was to demonstrate my progress as I got her in line.

Steven Hasten 5/18/2005

Eri Participates in Two Moog Events

Live performances and talk show in Tokyo. 1) THE MOOG DAY TOKYOhttp://www.theremin.org/2005/moog/moogday.html Live Performer:ERI / ThereminHideki Matsutake / Modular Synthesizer It is competing of MoogIIIC and Etherwave Pro.moog IIIc“Complete version of modular synthesizer used with Yellow Magic Orchestra” On Saturday, April 2, 2005 Time: 13:00-18:00Entrance is free. 2) Moog Movie and ERI Concert/TalkShowhttp://www.theremin.org/2005/moog/moogday.html Eri does […]

Risveglio di una Città

Luigi Russolo
Risveglio di una Città
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A sample of a rebuilt Intonarumori from the only surviving fragment of “Risveglio di una città” by Luigi Russolo.

Eri II: Making People Happy with the Theremin

Japanese theremin player Eri Li with the Etherwave Pro Theremin

An interview with Japanese singer and thereminist Eri Ii.  Eri II is a Japanese singer and thereminist. She received classical voice training from Masako Ueno (who studied with Mario Del Monaco) and, more recently, she began to learn the theremin. We’ve had the luck to listen to her charming theremin playing thanks to her uploads […]

Intonarumori

Intonarumori 1919

The Intonarumori were a family musical instruments invented in 1913 by italian futurist painter and musical composer Luigi Russolo. They were acoustic noise generators that permitted to create and control in dynamic and pitch several different types of noises. The Intonarumori were a family musical instruments invented in 1913 by italian futurist painter and musical composer Luigi […]