Leon Theremin with his invention

When Was The Theremin Invented?

As the 100th anniversary of the theremin draws closer, we explore an often asked (and incorrectly answered) question. When was the theremin invented? According to the book Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage by Dr. Albert Glinsky, Lev Termen had been...

Lippstadt

A Theremin Academy focused on improvisation and experimental music

This years Autumn Theremin Academy from November 23rd to 25th, 2018 in Lippstadt/Germany focuses strongly (but not only) on improvisation and experimental Thereminizing. With Wilco Botermans (NL) as a renowned and experienced Teacher, offering various...

Etherwave Theremin

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast - The Theremin

Audio-oriented podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz recently featured an episode about the theremin. The show describes itself as telling the "stories of the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds." In this episode, host Dallas Taylor discusses the...

Theremin Academy with Carolina Eyck and Thierry Frenkel in Colmar(France)

For already the 9th time since the first edition in 2010, the oldest and most renowned Theremin Academy will open its doors at Thierry's Theremin Atelier in Colmar from July 11 to 15, 2018. Partaking in that Academy does not only mean spending a few days...

NY Theremin Society Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions - Album to Celebrate 100 Years of Theremin

Did you know the theremin will be 100 years old in 2020?  The NY Theremin Society is seeking submissions for a limited release album that will celebrate our favorite instrument's centennial anniversary. Society founder and thereminist Dorit Chrysler...

Coralie Ehinger

Thereminator Eurorack Interface for Theremins

Thereminist Coralie Ehinger wanted to incorporate modular synthesizers with her theremin, so she turned to WaveLicker for help. The result is the "Thereminator", a new Eurorack module! Thereminator translates CV input from a theremin into up to 3...

Altura Theremin MIDI Controller Guide

Learn to Play the Altura Theremin MIDI Controller

Zeppelin Design Labs has released a new video showing how to use their Altura Theremin MIDI Controller. The Altura has 2 sonar sensors that can be configured to send a wide range of controller messages to any MIDI-capable device. Use it to control...

New Posters From Bob Moog Foundation To Celebrate His 84th Birthday

In honor of Bob Moog's 84th birthday, our good friends at the Bob Moog Foundation have issued 3 limited edition posters. Of course, this is our favorite! The posters measure 11" by 17" and are printed in Asheville, NC. Only 150 copies of each poster are...

Light Saber Theremin

Lightsaber Theremin

Synthesizer DIY guru Look Mum No Computer shows us his latest creation... a Lightsaber theremin! We're using the word "theremin" very lightly here, of course. It's more of a unique gestural instrument that looks like a lot of fun to play! The project uses...

You Can Play The Theremin

You Can Play The Theremin

Here's a quirky new short cartoon from Kid Genius Cartoons that explains the theremin in simple terms. Whether or not you agree that "Leon's brain was really bent", this might bring a smile to your day. Extra points for submitting additional verses in the...