Having a focus on the Theremin on all platforms this week so I am reposting some old and new posts this weekend starting with this –
Rockmore was without peer as a performer in the early decades of the instrument’s use. While many listeners have heard the theremin played poorly or used mostly as a spooky special-effects device, Rockmore used it to perform classical works. Under her control, the theremin sounded like a blend of the cello, violin and human voice.
I have been doing these for a while but haven’t got around to posting any here yet, so better late than never.
Thank you for listening.
Something Joyous for a Friday afternoon.
As the Sequences Team says –
Sequences is devoted to many aspects of electronic sounds, but don’t think our world is on the pop side, meaning Techno, Hip Hop, or dance kind of stuff. No! we are fans whose love of electronics takes us into another world were the musicians take the boundaries of these special sounds to new heights. We are talking cosmic, experimental, synth rock, space rock, ambient and more which never get the airplay or media attention it deserves.
Sequences has been established since 1992, although our editorial team have had a wealth of experience in the field of electronics for the past 45 years, from the early years of Stockhausen’s avant garde noises through to the pioneering days of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Although today there are many clones who take their music from these artists, there are still are some creative musicians about who are not given the credit they deserve. Our aim is to give them more exposure in a music scene dominated by pretty faces and big bucks.
Here you will find the Sequences Electronic Music Podcasts. A wealth of wonderful electronic music, including these –
This is the Podcast that spurred me to create Feminatronic, so without Sequences this site may never have existed.
This is the latest podcast, including music from Xelomen and Soundician.
On Twitter @Feminatronic has Sunday afternoon listening suggestion tweets roughly based around a theme and I thought that maybe I can occasionally recreate some of these here. This week the subject is ‘I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky …’ and fits in with the Field Recordings season.
Part of the Feminatronic Theremin Season
Part of the Feminatronic Season on the Theremin
SPOTLIGHT ON THE THEREMIN
Excellent article from the BBC News site
Electronic music pioneer Robert Moog built theremins long before he built synthesizers. In the 1960’s, he produced such models as the wedge-shaped Vanguard theremin and the shoebox shaped Moog Melodia theremin. Today, Moog Music Inc. produces the popular Etherwave and Etherwave Plus theremins and kits as well as the new MIDI-enabled Theremini theremin. Other popular models today include PAiA’s Theremax and Burns’ line of B3 theremins.