Author Archives: Valerio Saggini

Risveglio di una Città

Luigi Russolo
Risveglio di una Città
Luigi RussoloRisveglio 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 […]

In a Monastery Garden

Lennington H. Shewell
In a Monastery Garden
Lennington H. ShewellIn a Monastery Garden
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78 rpm RCA theremin recording (Victor 25130-B) digitized by Reid Welch for the “Levnet Compilation #2”.

Alexandra Stepanoff

Thereminist Alexandra Stepanoff.

A short biography of Léon Théremin’s first theremin student in the United States Alexandra Stepanoff. Alexandra Stepanoff was Léon Théremin’s first theremin student 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. Stepanoff participated […]