The NY Theremin Society is pleased to announce an upcoming San Francisco WESTCOAST THEREMIN RESIDENCY at OK STEREO from December 1-8, 2018 featuring a week of Theremin Concerts, Lectures, Movie Screenings, THEREMIN WORKSHOPS as well as INDIVIDUAL Theremin LESSONS are available for all ages - more info here

 Photo: william nadylam

Photo: william nadylam

To mark the 100th birthday of the THEREMIN in 2019,  the NY THEREMIN SOCIETY is pleased to announce the release  of an Audio CD compilation THEREMIN100, featuring contemporary Theremin Compositions, capturing today's thriving Theremin Scene.  Following a call for submissions, we received an overwhelming amount of contributions spanning 4 continents - too many to all fit on this compilation - A big Thank You to all participants. The planned release of THEREMIN100 is March 2019.

Theremin 100 Sampler

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L’ECOLE THEREMIN - after a successful two Year Residency of Theremin Teachings at the Gaite Lyrique in Paris, we are very happy to announce the continuation of the program in 2019. More details tba.

 photo: Martin Argyollo

photo: Martin Argyollo

L'Ecole Theremin - 2 Days of Theremin Workshops in Paris - 26th and 27th of October, 2018 - hosted by Gaite Lyrique & KidCoolThereminSchool - supported by Mesi & Moog Music

L'Ecole Theremin - 2 Days of Theremin Workshops in Paris - 27th & 28th of June 2018 - hosted by Gaite Lyrique & KidCoolThereminSchool - supported by Mesi & Moog Music

L'Ecole Theremin - 2 Days of Theremin Workshops in Paris - 11th and 12th of April, 2018 - hosted by Gaite Lyrique & KidCoolThereminSchool - supported by Mesi & Moog Music

THE NY THEREMIN SOCIETY RETURNS TO WOMAD this July 26-29, 2018 - THEREMIN WORSKHOPS & PERFORMANCES daily at the PHYSICS TENT - in collaboration with CERN & WOMAD - supported by Moog Music & Austrian Cultural Forum London

 
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 photo: Martin Argyollo

photo: Martin Argyollo

 

DANCE CONCERT by  OLA MACIEJEWSKA

premiered at the NATIONAL TAICHUNG THEATRE, 7 + 8 April 2018

DANCE CONCERT – takes the form of a dance concert – a musical performance where dance makes music.  Following the invention of Russian physicist Léon Theremin (1896-1993), the idea was to appropriate from operational parameters of terpsitone – an analogue space-played instrument that uses ether waves,  electromagnetic fields, and the electrical conduction of the human body. The sounds are obtained by simply moving in proximity towards or away from an antenna without touching the instrument, as opposed to the traditional European instrument that involves direct physical contact. Terpsitone is played through a virtual field. This work opens a new cycle concerning space. DANCE CONCERT is build from a concern with human beings’ relationship with their environment.   Against the narrative of the instrument being a tool for the

 

exercise of power and surveillance, conquering and tracing inner and outer boundaries – DANCE CONCERT is a dynamic entanglement, without apparent boundaries, where dancing bodies organise silence, engaging in the practice of listening.

Upcoming Performances:

12 + 13 September DANCE CONCERT / Productie Huis Rotterdam / NL

 28 September DANCE CONCERT / Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie / FR

 3 – 6 October DANCE CONCERT / Centre Pompidou in the frame of Festival d’Automne / FR

 

Musical Supervision: the NY Theremin Society

 Clara Rockmore playing the Terpsitone

Clara Rockmore playing the Terpsitone