Mini biography of Pamelia Kurstin, a world-renowned Thereminist based in New York.
An interview with Bob Moog by Maurizio “Erman Mansueti” and Luca “Luke” Cirillo, members of the italian lounge band “The Transistors”, an ensemble that includes, of course, a Moog Music Theremin.
The Japanese theremin scene is a lively one. But it’s not easy to find information about it since most of the web sites are in the Japanese language only and Japanese theremin enthusiasts usually do not participate in English language online forums. The result is that Japan is like a theremin world apart. That’s why […]
The Japanese “Friends of Theremin” association is probably the biggest theremin club of the world. This interview with a representative of the association give us an insight of the Japanese theremin scene. Sato: How many theremins have been sold in Japan? FOT: It’s difficult to say, but I can say that almost every member of […]
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. […]
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 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 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 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 (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 […]