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Carolina Eyck in Concert at Caramoor

Carolina Eyck

Thereminist Carolina Eyck will be in concert on July 12th at the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY.

At 2:30pm, she will perform a pre-concert Recital with pianist Christopher Tarnow - 1st Theremin Sonata by Christopher Tarnow.  You can see a video of an earlier performance of this work here.

Then, at 4:30pm, she will perform with with the ensemble Music from Copland House - "Fantasia" by Bohuslav Martinu and "Spellbound" by Miklos Rosza.

Ms. Eyck will also be available for private lessons in Hopewell Junction, NY on July 6th and 9th.  Contact her directly on her website for arrangements and details.

For tickets and more information about the Caramoor events, please visit http://www.caramoor.org/events/out-of-thin-air

Visit Carolina's website at http://www.carolinaeyck.com 

Caramoor: http://www.caramoor.org

iThereal Theremin App for iPhone and iPad

Zero Crossing iThereal Virtual Theremin

App developer Zero Crossing released their new virtual theremin app iThereal for iPhone and iPad today.  

Unlike similar apps, iThereal can serve as a MIDI instrument over Inter-App Audio, allowing you to control instruments in Garageband, for example.

Setting up iThereal to play is simple. Just pinch/zoom along the bottom bar to set the pitch range, then slide left/right to set the starting note.  Then, to play, just tap the screen and slide your finger left/right for pitch and up/down for volume.  Alternatively, you can set iThereal to be controlled by the gyroscope, allowing control of pitch and volume simply by tilting the device.

At $2.99, iThereal is a fun toy for the theremin-curious, but it probably won't cure your craving for a real theremin.  A few tweaks on our wish list would improve playability.  For starters, manipulating the pitch range at the bottom of the screen is a bit difficult for large fingers on the iPhone screen.  Finally, the MIDI signal sent by iThereal is only 7-bit, so your pitch slides will be a little "chirpy" if you have a wide pitch range set.  It would be great if it sent 14-bit MIDI control changes.  

Let's hope Zero Crossing has more updates in the near future.  In the meantime, give it a try, and feel free to post links to your iThereal creations in SoundCloud in the comments below.

iThereal is available for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes App Store: iThereal - Zero Crossing (iTunes)

Two Etherwave Pro Theremins on eBay

It is somewhat rare to see an Etherwave Pro for sale these days, let alone two at once.  On top of that, one of them is brand new!

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Theremin Summer Academy 2015 in Colmar, France

Theremin Summer Academy 2015

Make your plans now for the Theremin Summer Academy in beautiful Colmar, France!

This year's event features individual and group lessons, chamber music classes, theremin upgrade and repair, and more.  Featuring Carolina Eyck, Thorwald Jorgensen, and Thierry Frenkel.  

More information at www.theremin-academy.org

Vintage Moog Troubador Theremin on eBay

Moog Troubador Theremin (via eBay)

The History Center in Tompkins County New York has posted a Moog Troubadour Theremin for sale on eBay.  The theremin was reportedly loaned to the museum for its exhibition, "Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer" and was later donated for fundraising purposes.

The listing includes a short description of the provenance of this theremin:

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