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A look back at 2005

So much has happened this year! I spent some time today reflecting on all the theremin-related happenings of 2005 and just couldn't believe it when I summed everything up.

Of course, theremin enthusiasts were saddened not once, but twice this year with the loss of both Bob Moog and John Simonton. Our hearts and fondest thoughts go out to their families.

It was a good year for "World Thereminization", with Ethermusic 2005, the introduction of Spellbound, the first weekly Internet radio show for theremin music, several workshops and master classes in Europe, and the book "Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage" was released in paperback, making the true story of the instrument and its inventor even more accessible. Don't forget new theremin enthusiast sites popping up all over the world, such as!

I had a great year here at ThereminWorld myself. We improved the forums, added some new features, and started keeping track of registered users. As I type this, we've had 746 verified users sign up since we started keeping track in March! We also kicked off the monthly theremin contests and were incredibly excited to offer a joint iPod Nano give-away contest with Spellbound. And most importantly, I've really enjoyed getting to know our readers and hearing your music this year!

If 2005 was any indication, then 2006 promises to continue the momentum and be a super year for the theremin and thereminists worldwide!

I'll be adding "practice more often" and "play in public more often" to my list of New Year's resolutions. What's on your list?