Theremin

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In this orchestra, there is a woman who is playing an instrument called the Theremin.
It is a quantum instrument played solely by the energy from one’s hands. The instrument creates a magnetic field which is played without being touched and emits a sound which resembles the human voice. 

The thereminist moves her hands in the proximity of two metal antennas. The distance from one antenna determines frequency (pitch), and the distance from the other controls amplitude (volume). … The theremin uses the heterodyne principle to generate an audio signal. This instrument is notoriously difficult to master. 

The Theremin was invented by Leo Theremin, a Russian who, in 1920, presented it to Vladimir Illich Ulianov, alias Lenin. Lenin was so impressed by its sound; he ordered 600 instruments to be produced. Lenin sent Leo on a voyage to introduce this instrument to the world. Only three countries in the world have music schools that teach the Theremin – Russia, Japan and Ireland. 

Listen, it’s original and beautiful.

Sam

7 thoughts on “Theremin

  1. Dear Sam
    This us fantastic. .. incredible.. it’s impossible to believe how such long he music can be produced using ones hands 💐
    Praxy

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  2. I have seen the Theramin in action before. A different rendition.. Yes it is amazing and fascinating to watch and listen to..

    Thanks Sam for the post.

    Nisantha

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  3. “Its Now Or Never …. ” !!
    Sam- thanks for the post . It is incredibly lovely – just magical .
    Imagine the skill to learn something like this and to play at a concert hall at that, with a full orchestra behind you .– Just Incredible .
    Never heard or it before – good thing I am seeing it now — Its Now or Never !
    Thanks again for the post .
    Anyway- -I am doing good on the Sanskrit song- -Surabharati Suramya – thanks to Nisantha’s recent post and Narme’s old post from oct 2018 .
    Amazed at how similar Sanskrit – Sinhala – Tamil – at least some words, as I was talking to Maithri about it , as most of the Sai Bajans are in Sankskrit it seems .
    Learn to play the ‘Thremin ‘? — No thank you — just watch/ listen it and enjoy the Magic of The Moment !

    Thanks again ,
    eagleD

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  4. Thanks Sam. Absolutely wonderful. Hadn’t even heard the word before this.
    Thanks for affording me the opportunity to listen to it at least now.
    With best wishes,
    CJ

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  5. Fantastic music. Thanks Sam for sharing. I heard a Russian playing this instrument at Andre Reiu’s show some time ago

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