Thereminvox / Theremin Musical Instrument

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    "The Thereminvox or 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. "

    www.thereminvox.com/article/articleview/96/1/24/

    I find that it is remarkable that a musical instrument invented in 1919 is played completely by hand gestures in the aiir without touching the instrument. The sound is sci-fi trekie outworldly and would have been considered magic in the the 19th century.

    Almost a century later have a look at "With a Wave of the Hand, Improvising on Kinect"

    Clair de Lune by Randy George playing theremin

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    1. future water [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Played on "Echoes" - Pink Floyd

    2. brown agreement [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      wonderful. I have not seen theremin played on the street before!

    3. Punk Dolphin 86 months ago | reply

      Love the sound it produces.

    4. Metrix X 86 months ago | reply

      Punk Dolphin hope everything is well, have been missing your photos.

    5. Punk Dolphin 86 months ago | reply

      I'm doing well. My computer, eh, not so well. It's been down since early this year and probably down until the end of the year. Puts a crimp in my style. Hope to be back soon, though. ;)

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