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Lucy Bigelow Rosen interview 1938 (restored)

Lucy Bigelow RosenLucy Bigelow Rosen interview 1938 (restored)

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.

His Other Voices. An Interview with Peter Pringle

Canadian teherminist Peter Pringle with his theremins.

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 […]

Mapping Human Gesture into Electronic Media

Troika Ranch.

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.

Theremin Cello is back. An interview with Olivia Mattis

Theremincello Orchestra.

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 […]

Rotors of Raga

BrotherSyncRotors of Raga

This piece features Theremin by David Miller, Korg synths by Bryan Helm, Huey Helicopters and Moog synths by me. I have long loved the variety of sounds that Hueys make. This piece is centered around a field recording of several Hueys flying, sometimes passing within 30 feet of my binaural microphones (on my head). This is not exactly a song, consider it a ‘sonic adventure’. Thanks to David Miller for collaborating with us on this with the haunting melody line he composed and played. (Bret Moreland)

Cricket Fight

Samuel HoffmanCricket Fight

From the liner notes: Two cricket owners call the farmers to attend the fight. There is laughter and banter as bets are made. Tension mounts until the fight begins and the loud hum of the crickets is heard. The owners tease the crickets with bristles, and they become furious. The crickets begin to fight madly, fending with their legs. The noise become louder until one cricket is killed, his body slowly turning over. Losers and winners begin to chatter again, tom toms break out in honor of the winner. But he, too, has been wounded, and slowly dies. The crowd leaves the arena and only the two dead crickets remain.