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Tennessee Music Teacher Promotes World Thereminization

Sue Culverhouse

After encountering the famous documentary about Leon Theremin, Sue Culverhouse, a music teacher, became so taken with the theremin she's been promoting it and writing about it.

In her 11/21/07 article for The Robertson County Times "Listening to theremin: A new world of music" after telling the story of the Theremin she describes some of her "hands off" encounters:
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For my husband’s birthday, I ordered a theremin for him from eBay.






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Pass the Ondes, Please

Bloch with Ondes Speaker

Thanksgiving Concert in Milwaukee Features
Return of Thomas Bloch and Present Music.

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Thomas Bloch travels from Paris with his rare instrument, the Ondes Martenot, to perform Messiaen’s seldom heard Trois Liturgies (for women's choir, ondes martenot, and ensemble) with Present Music and the Milwaukee Choral Artists.






Guppy Includes Theremin Among Things Named for People

book cover

In his reivew for The Guardian of the book "The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium: From Joseph Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraordinary People" by Philip Dodd, What it says on the tin, Ian Sansom mentions:
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Once Dodd has established his modus operandi - a couple of interviews, a nice bit of potted history, some amusing digressions - he goes off all over the place.




It's Diwali!

Diwali Lights

Diwali (Divali, or Deepawali) is one of the great festivals of the world and may be the most universally celebrated throughout India.

We hope it finds all TW members surrounded by light and joy.If anyone is playing theremin to celebrate it in India, or anywhere in our Theremin World, please share your aether sweets with us here.

If you have an electric shruti box or tambura today's a most auspicious time to dig it out and improvise with it.






PLOrk: If Lev Could See Them Now...

PLOrk

From The Washington Post "New Wave Symphony: PLOrk"

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WHEN INVENTORS Thaddeus Cahill and Leon Theremin designed the teleharmonium and the theremin, respectively, at the turn of the 20th century, their musical technology was intended for use by serious composers.

Although the theremin is now regarded as the quintessential maker of spooky sound effects — and modern gadgetry has only expanded the limits of obnoxious noisemaking — electronic music remains rooted in formalistic composition.

The electronic instrument of choice for most contemporary composers is the laptop computer.









PLOrk: If Lev Could See Them Now...

PLOrk

From The Washington Post "New Wave Symphony: PLOrk"

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WHEN INVENTORS Thaddeus Cahill and Leon Theremin designed the teleharmonium and the theremin, respectively, at the turn of the 20th century, their musical technology was intended for use by serious composers.
Although the theremin is now regarded as the quintessential maker of spooky sound effects — and modern gadgetry has only expanded the limits of obnoxious noisemaking — electronic music remains rooted in formalistic composition.
The electronic instrument of choice for most contemporary composers is the laptop computer.







PLOrk: If Lev Could See Them Now...

PLOrk

From The Washington Post "New Wave Symphony: PLOrk"

""
WHEN INVENTORS Thaddeus Cahill and Leon Theremin designed the teleharmonium and the theremin, respectively, at the turn of the 20th century, their musical technology was intended for use by serious composers.

Although the theremin is now regarded as the quintessential maker of spooky sound effects — and modern gadgetry has only expanded the limits of obnoxious noisemaking — electronic music remains rooted in formalistic composition.

The electronic instrument of choice for most contemporary composers is the laptop computer.









Spellbound Hit Coffin Nail on the Head!

spellbound logo

Once again David Vesel produced a diverse, spooky, and entertaining edition ofSpellbound for Halloween, the most archetypal holiday for the Theremin.

Several of our TW members were included! If you haven't heard it yet it's available for download at the Spellbound site.

David Vesel with Axxe Synth

His show remains the most inclusive sampler of aether music around and a great resource and inspiration for thereminists new and established.








Spellbound Hit Coffin Nail on the Head!

spellbound logo

Once again David Vesel produced a diverse, spooky, and entertaining edition ofSpellbound for Halloween, the most archetypal holiday for the Theremin.

Several of our TW members were included! If you haven't heard it yet it's available for download at the Spellbound site.

David Vesel with Axxe Synth

His show remains the most inclusive sampler of aether music around and a great resource and inspiration for thereminists new and established.








Treat Yourself :)

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