Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In Which I Discover the Theremin

Today I celebrate ignorance. My own, that is. After a lifetime of loving all kinds of music -- two years study at the college level -- and past the age of sixty-three...Today I am still able to make an interesting and exciting musical discovery: the theremin. Six decades of ignorance made it possible for me to be excited about a discovery today.

Thera-men, it is pronounced.

Here is the Wikipedia article.

Here is one of several YouTube videos of Clara Rockmore who made a name for both herself and the instrument. You'll see why.

Modern applications, too...

So where did I come across this?

You'll never guess.

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