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Without Touch - Anniversary Edition

Without Touch Lippstadt10 years after the very first Without Touch Festival in Lippstadt, initiated and organized by the theremin virtuosi Barbara Buchholz (+2012), Wilco Botermans and Wolfgang Streblow, the former director of the Lippstadt music school, the Theremin Academy is proud to organize in 2017 this festive event, celebrating at the same time

  • 10th anniversary of the Without Touch festivals
  • 50th anniversary of the Lippstadt music school
  • 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation
    (represented musically by its most prominent composer J.S.Bach)

Besides of the "usual" academy program: individual lessons, workshops, masterclasses, and seminars, the highlight of this 4 days lasting event will be an international gala matinée concert on Sunday, November 19th at the Jakobi church in Lippstadt, with performances of

  • 4 internationally renowned Theremin soloists: Lydia Kavina (GB/RUS), Carolina Eyck (D), Wilco Botermans (NL), and Thorwald Jørgensen (NL), accompanied by pianist Ievgenija Iermachkova (D/UA)
  • The "Electric Five", a European Theremin Quartet and an electric Bass: Meike Degand (D), Martina Land (D), Trautonia Capra (D/AU), Terry Bowler (GB), Mallory Frenkel (CH/D), conducted by Thierry Frenkel (F/D)
  • The "Theremin Orchestra": All participants play together a guided improvisation after a preparing workshop in the preceding days, conducted by Lydia Kavina
  • "Thereminterference": The participants of Wilco Botermans' workshop for experimental music.
  • The "Theremin Choir": All participants play a motet from J.S.Bach together with the above soloists after a preparing workshop in the preceding days, conducted by Thierry Frenkel

More information and registration on the Theremin Academy Website