Friday, January 7, 2011

Clair de Lune played on a Theremin

The theremin was the first electronic musical instrument. Invented in 1919 by Russian Lev Sergeivitch Termen (later anglicized to Léon Théremin), the Thereminvox was an offshoot of government-sponsored research into proximity sensors. Consisting of a box with two radio antennae, the Theremin was unique in that it required no physical contact in order to produce music; instead, a performer could control both the pitch and volume of the sound simply by moving his or her hands in the air..

Randy George is one of the few theremin virtuosi who perform primarily classical music. Randy has performed at international theremin festivals including Ether Music Festival in Asheville, North Carolina and Lippstadt Without Touch Theremin Festival in Lippstadt, Germany.

Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy Studio Performance January 2010

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