The Theremin Journey of Eric Ross

Photo of thereminist Eric Ross at Casada Musica, Oporto Portugal.

Eric Ross is a composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and theremin player. He has written countless scores in his long career, including many pages of original music for the theremin. He has presented rich multimedia performances worldwide, mixing music, video, and computer art and dance. And he has released several recordings. In this interview, Eric tells us about his long musical journey.

Eric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 28)

Eric Ross, Youseff Yancy
Eric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 28)
Eric Ross, Youseff YancyEric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 28)
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Eric Ross / Youseff Yancy Live in NYC

Opus 28: Variations. For ensemble. (created: 3/83-11/83, Binghamton, NY, New York City). Duration c.30 min. Videotape and stills-Mary Ross-commissioned by USA National Endowment for the Arts in Dance, Film, Video. Premiere, Whitney Center NY, 11/8/83, (1) Intrada 2) Live at Lincoln 3) Synthetic Horn 4) Suspension/Mandala 5) Lerida 6) Trills 7) De La Aare 8) Percussion 9) Steel Drums 10) Postlude and Codetta. Eric Ross- Theremin, electronics, guitar, piano, percussion. Youseff Yancy-trumpet, flugelhorn, Theremin. Atsuko Yuma, Mary Ross-voices.

Eric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 30)

Eric Ross, Youseff Yancy
Eric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 30)
Eric Ross, Youseff YancyEric Ross Live in N.Y. (Op. 30)
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Eric Ross / Youseff Yancy Live in NYC

Opus 30: No. 2, Electronic Suite. For ensemble. (created: 1/84, Binghamton, NY, New York City). Duration c. 30 min. Premiere, Roulette Performance Space, NYC, 1/31/84 (1) Prelude 2) Colonne 3) Vif. 4) La Reve 5) Nydia 6) The Labyrinth of Sound. Video and stills-Mary Ross, Eric Ross-Theremin, electronics, guitar, piano, Youseff Yancy-Theremin, trumpet. Atsuko Yuma, Mary Ross-voices.