Music With Just a Wave of a Hand

At the Conservatory’s Theremin Center for Electro-Acoustic Music, theremin player Lydia Kavina labors to keep the inventor’s legacy alive, and his instrument in (or near) the hands of musicians. by Avery Johnson, The St. Petersburg Times MOSCOW – In a small warren of rooms on the fourth floor of the Moscow Conservatory, the sound of […]

Swimming in the Air

Lydia Kavina’s fundamentals of theremin technique. “Swimming in the Air. Lydia Kavina’s fundamentals of theremin technique” is the title of an article written by Olivia Mattis that appeared on the July 1999 issue of the Electronic Musician magazine. Unfortunately the back issue is no longer available from the publisher and the electronic version was taken […]

Troika Ranch Live-I Workshops 2003

An intensive seminar for artists and advanced students who want to explore the use of interactive computer technology in the creation and performance of dance, theater, and related live artworks. Troika Ranch Live-I Workshops 2003 New York City / Brooklyn April 19/20/21/28 & May 5, 2003 Free One-Day Introductory Workshop for Brooklyn Based Artists OnlyMay […]

Theremin virtuoso performs tonight

Pamelia Kurstin, a renowned theremin player, will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in the Ohio University School of Music Recital Hall. Pamelia Kurstin, a renowned theremin player, will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in the Ohio University School of Music Recital Hall. The free event offers an opportunity to witness the playing of the only […]

A Duo That Plays Its Music for Laughs

New York Times article about Polygraph Lounge. Ordinarily, Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer wouldn’t have the opportunity to do what they do as Polygraph Lounge. They wouldn’t be able to perform, say, 20 minutes of song parodies on the theme of “Moby-Dick” in front of an audience. Both are busy freelance musicians in New York. Mr. […]

Theremin player set to perform at OU-Z

Pamelia Kurstin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Ohio University-Zanesville campus. ZANESVILLE — Not many people have heard of the theremin, but plenty of people have heard it. The theremin is the only musical instrument that doesn’t require physical contact and one of the world’s most talented players […]

Theremin cello makes first appearance in almost 70 years

For the first time since 1934, Edgard Varèse’s Ecuatorial will be performed with its intended instrumentation – for two theremin cellos, baritone voice and orchestra. PRESS RELEASE For more information contact: Philip E. Rehard, Concert Manager or Amy Greenan, Assistant Concert Manager (716) 645-2921 For immediate release September 15, 2002 THEREMIN CELLO MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE IN ALMOST […]