78 rpm RCA theremin recording (Victor 25130-B) digitized by Reid Welch for the “Levnet Compilation #2”.
A short biography of Léon Théremin’s first theremin student in the United States Alexandra Stepanoff. Alexandra Stepanoff was one of Léon Théremin’s first theremin students in the United States. Formerly a concert singer, around the late twenties, she moved from Russia to New York, where, thanks to the local Russian community, she met Léon Théremin. […]
Photographs of the original Theremincello preserved at the National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. [Images courtesy of National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.]
Lydia Kavina owns the only surviving Terpsitone in the world: it was built for her by Léon Théremin in 1978. Some photographs and information about this instrument.
Bret Moreland’s audio restoration of the Lucie Bigelow Rosen recording (uploaded last year by Jessica Hummel) of her speaking in the East Indies. Bret used the source uploaded by Jessica Hummel on this website, and reduced the impulse noise, and continuous noise. Thanks Bret.
An interview with canadian thereminist Peter Pringle. Peter Pringle is an eclectic musician, singer and songwriter from Canada. He became involved in music as a child singing with the children’s chorus of the Canadian Opera Company and studying classical piano. In the 1960’s he moved to the United States where he started a successful songwriting […]
A flyer dating from the Thirties promoting russian thereminist Mischa Tulin.
Troika Ranch is the name of a New York-based performers’ group founded in 1993 by Dawn Stoppiello, a dancer and a coreographer, and Mark Coniglio, a composer who develop works of what they call slash arts: dance + music + theatre + interactive media.
An interview with musicologist Olivia Mattis about the return of the Theremin Cello. In his continual quest for instruments for his “organized sound,” Edgard Varèse experimented with different kinds of musical and non-musical devices. Since he believed in a strict collaboration between composers and scientists, he also approached various scientists and inventors like Luigi Russolo […]