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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 […]

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 […]

Lev Termen Himself Taught Me to Play it

Lydia Kavina and Lev Termen

Penzholz: Before talking about you, I think we should first talk about your instrument. What kind of instrument is it, and who invented it? Kavina: The Theremin was invented in 1920 by the Russian physicist Lev Theremin from St. Petersburg. You can think of it as the first electronic musical instrument ever seen on a […]