Tag: theremin

Lydia Kavina – Original works for theremin

Joshua Pierce, piano Elizabeth Parcells, soprano Portland String Quartet Composers: Bohuslav Martinu, Percy Grainger, Joseph Schillinger, Lydia Kavina, Jorge Antunes, Vladimir Komarov, Friedrich Wilckens, Isodor Achron Lydia Kavina (1967) is the leading thereminist in the world today, according to the booklet. Beeing the granddoughter of Leon Theremin’s first cousin, she was the inventors last protégée. […]

Clara Rockmore – The Art of the theremin

Nadia Reisenberg, piano Composers: Rachmaninoff, Saint Saëns, De Falla, Achron, Wieniawski, Stravinsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov The Russian borne (1911-1998) Clara Rockmore was the youngest of three musically gifted sisters. Her oldest sister is Nadia Reisenberg who plays the piano on this cd. Clara was gifted with an ‘ absolute pitch ‘ and a great sense […]

The RCA theremin – 2 – The Pitch Control System

The RCA Victor Theremin

The construction and operation of the RCA theremin pitch control circuit. This installment deals with the construction and operation of the RCA theremin pitch control circuit. The heart of the system is a large “pitch control resonant coil” (PCRC). The PCRC is the tall coil mounted the left side seen when looking into the back […]

The RCA Theremin – 1

The RCA Victor Theremin

Part 1 of a technical essay about the RCA theremin by Reid Welch. This is the first of several installments about the RCA theremin. Our goal is to promulgate enough data to enable the skilled amateur to build an RCA equivalent, and to make the circuit less mysterious to the non-technical person. Discussion and corrections […]

More Original RCA Data

The RCA Victor Theremin

RCA theremin technical notes written by Reid Welch. The RCA Pitch Resonant Coil Consists of more than a thousand turns of approximately 38 ga. ( B&S gauge) SSC enameled wire wound on a 12″ tall by a 2 15/16″ diameter, 1/16″-wall phenolic impregnated fiber tube. Winding length- 10 3/4″ DCR 445 ohms Z at 1kHz […]