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A Portrait of Mischa Tulin

Thereminist Mischa Tulin.

Mischa Tulin landed in New York, coming from near St. Petersburg, Russia, just at the onset of the Russian Revolution circa 1917. His musical forte was the piano and composition. While working for RCA, he was sent to Russia to persuade Prof. Theremin to come to the U.S. where RCA would benefit from his electronic […]

Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen was a French composer and organist who championed the Ondes Martenot, of which his sister-in-law, Jeanne Loriod, was a leading exponent. Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer and organist. Messiaen was born in Avignon into a literary family: his mother was the poet Cécile Sauvage, while […]

Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff is an American composer of experimental classical music. Christian Wolff (born March 8, 1934) is an American composer of experimental classical music. Wolff was born in Nice in France, moving to the United States in 1941 and become an American citizen in 1946. He studied classics at Harvard University and upon graduating took […]

Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofe was a United States composer, pianist, and arranger.  Ferde Grofe (born New York City, March 27, 1892; Died April 3, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) was a United States composer, pianist, and arranger. His works include “Grand Canyon Suite”, “Hollywood Suite”, “Mississippi — A Tone Journey”, “Broadway at Night”, “A Symphony in Steel”, “Concerto […]

Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February, 1961) was an Australian born pianist and composer. Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February, 1961) was an Australian born pianist and composer. Was born in Brighton, Victoria. From 1901 to 1914 Grainger lived in London where he befriended and was influenced by Edvard Grieg. ercy […]

Bohuslav Martinu

See new article on Bohuslav Martinů: Bohuslav Martinů and Lucie Rosen: the Path to Fantasia for Theremin. Bohuslav Martinů (December 8, 1890 – August 28, 1959) was a Czech composer. He wrote a “Fantasia” for theremin, oboe, string quartet and piano, which he dedicated to Lucie Bigelow Rosen. Bohuslav Martinů (December 8, 1890 – August […]

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.

An Interview with Leon Theremin

Léon Theremin and Olivia Mattis in France

Interview conducted in France in 1989, when Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) first emerged from Russia after 51 years of state arrest. Olivia Mattis and Leon Theremin in Bourges, France 16 June 1989 Conducted in France in 1989, when Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) first emerged from Russia after 51 years of state arrest. Also […]