Peter Pringle plays the theremin very well, and many members on the Levnet mailinglist must have been waiting impatiently for Peter to finaly produce a cd. There are three theremins featured on this recording: the 1929 RCA that once belonged to Dr. Samuel Hoffman, the RCA that was once the property of Julius Goldberg, and […]
An article appeared in the Literary Digest on October 29, 1927 as a follow-up to “The Latest Marvel in Music“. THE OUTLANDISH SQUEALS of the cheap radio set have now been tamed and made musical. So at least we are assured by Waldemar Kaempffert, who tells in a special dispatch from Berlin to the New […]
Reprint of the article appeared in the Literary Digest, on October 1, 1927, describing the lecture-recital that Léon Theremin presented at the international exposition in Frankfurt “Music in the Life of the People” on August 4, 1927.
Preface The RCA Theremin is an electrical musical instrument played by the free movement of the hands in space. The actual production of sound is accomplished by means of a loudspeaker which must be connected to the RCA Theremin. The loudspeaker may be located close to the Theremin or at any convenient distance as required. […]
Music by Harry Revel, Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Leslie Baxter (’47 ’48) and Billy May (’50). This box contains re-issues from the following record sets: Music out of the moon, 1947 (Capitol CC-47); Perfume set to music, 1948 (RCA Victor P-231); and Music for peace of mind, 1950 (Capitol CC-221). Dr. Hoffman started his […]
In this article, Giorgio Necordi examines the technology behind the Theremin and outlines the differences between tubes and transistor technology. Then he describes his project for a new transistor Theremin. Introduction The date of birth of the first electronic instrument depends on that of the invention of the thermionic valve or tube (the first exquisitely […]