As many of you are aware as of late I’ve taken up playing the Theremin. Why you ask?
Well first off I’ve always been drawn to the odd, the eccentric and the magic of little known instruments and artist.
The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the Westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin (Термéн), who patented the device in 1928.
You play it by interacting with the magnetic fields produced by the antennae, the vertical one controls pitch, the horizontal volume. Some say it’s as hard to play as a violin. I’m enjoying the challenge and finding playing fulfilling rewarding and fun!
Here’s a demo reel I created to show me playing. Look for more updates for when and where I’ll be playing the Theremin. Also I’ve incorporated it into my One Man Band act which is playing around town at various musical venues!