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Theremin Cello is back. An interview with Olivia Mattis

Theremincello Orchestra.

An interview with musicologist Olivia Mattis about the return of the Theremin Cello. In his continual quest for instruments for his “organized sound,” Edgard Varèse experimented with different kinds of musical and non-musical devices. Since he believed in a strict collaboration between composers and scientists, he also approached various scientists and inventors like Luigi Russolo […]

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 […]