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Happy Birthday Barbara Buchholz

Today would have been Barbara Buchholz's birthday.  Sadly she passed away last year.  Barbara was an amazing musician with a diverse repertoire.  Not only was she an excellent Thereminist, but she also brought a unique visual aspect to her read more →
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Original Instrument Built by Leon Theremin For Sale

Retro Fret has recently posted for sale an original theremin built by Leon Theremin himself!  According to the listing, read more →
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Remembering Leon Theremin 20 Years Later

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Leon Theremin's passing.  The great man who brought us the instrument we know and l read more →
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Rare Recording Of "La Croix Sonore" On Auction

To be honest, I had not heard much about La Croix Sonore (or "Sonorous Cross") until today, and I am now intrigued read more →
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Chronicles of RCA Theremin Repair

Mike Buffington and Andy Baron of RCATheremin.com have recently added some new sections to their fine website, chronicling s read more →
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a way to make it sing

born 1911  prodigy by five  1928 they met  the inventor and the prodigy  soon the greatest player  read more →
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Paul Tanner Has Passed Away

With great sadness, we must report the loss of yet another key figure in the history of the theremin. Paul Tanner, known for read more →
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Comic Brings Leon Theremin's Story To New Audiences

Author Curt Pires is collaborating with artist Dalton Rose to bring the story of Leon Theremin's life and his inventions to read more →
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Dr. Albert Glinsky Explains Leon Theremin's Espionage Devices on The Science Channel

Leon Theremin, the story goes, built some pretty fascinating devices in addition to the instrument that bears his name.  read more →
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Remembering Barbara Buchholz

Today would have been Barbara Buchholz's birthday.  Please remember her today while you're practicing. For those of you read more →
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Where In The World Are All Those RCA Theremins?

The great folks over at RCATheremin.com have launched a new feature that lets you see how the remaining RCA AR-1264 theremin read more →
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Albert Glinsky Chosen To Write Authorized Moog Biography

Dr. Albert Glinsky has been chosen by the Bob Moog Foundation to write an authorized biography of synthesizer pioneer (and t read more →
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Happy Birthday Bob Moog!

  Today would have been Bob Moog's 78th birthday.  Play your Moog theremins, synths, or other gear today in memory read more →
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Google Doodle Honors Bob Moog

  In honor of Bob Moog's birthday tomorrow, the Google doodle for May 23rd tops last year's Les Paul tribute by letting read more →
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The RCA Theremin Registry Turns 16!

I started the RCA Theremin Registry on April 14, 1996 with the goal of answering one question: Of the ~500 or read more →
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Charlie Draper: Lucie Bigelow Rosen and "Intonation on the Theremin"

Lucie Bigelow Rosen was a key benefactor to Leon Theremin in the United States and was an avid promoter and performer on the read more →
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BBC Podcasts: Witness the Theremin

The BBC podcast Witness has a 5 minute story today about the theremin!  The podcast features interviews with Dr. Albert read more →
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Happy 101st Birthday Clara Rockmore!

Today would have been Clara Rockmore's 101st birthday.  Though she is no longer with us, I like to imagine her spirit l read more →
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New RCA Theremin Registry!

The RCA Theremin Registry project was started here at ThereminWorld in 1996 and has been maintained with member input si read more →
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Another Original RCA Theremin Found?

"It belongs in a museum!”  - Indiana Jones Several news sites are reporting the discovery of $25M worth of musical read more →
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A New Year and a New Clara Rockmore Album!

  2012 could not begin with more exciting news than that of a new CD of theremin performances a read more →
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1997 Article With Bob Moog Republished on Moog Website

Moog Music has just published an article from November 17, 1997 in which Bob Moog speaks to gANK ma read more →
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New historical documents added

On the Tech & DIY > Schematics page you will now find the complete 18 page RCA Theremin Servi read more →
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The History of Caramoor and the Rosen House

Here's a short video documentary about Caramoor, home to one of Leon Theremin's biggest benefactor read more →
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Remembering Leon Theremin

It's hard to believe, but today is the 18th anniversary of Professor Leon Theremin's passing.As you' read more →
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Leon Started It - And It Keeps On Going!

Today, August 15th, is Lev Termen's birthday, he was known as Leon Theremin in the U.S. Invented ar read more →
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Videos and Round Table from Clara Rockmore Party

Before the party started to celebrate Clara Rockmore's 100th birthday, there was a round table disc read more →
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Theremins on the Silver Screen

It's always a treat to hear a theremin in a movie score. It's even more rare to see one. Jerry Le read more →
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Happy Birthday Bob!

Today would have been Bob Moog's 77th birthday.His legacy lives on in more ways than we can count. read more →
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Rosen Caramoor Urata and The New Yorker

Nick Plays Caramoor's September Theremin A few weeks ago we were contacted by John Seabrook from The read more →
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The Celebration Continues: Clara Rockmore

Photo S.J.ShermanToday was the day that Clara Rockmore died in 1998. All I could think about this m read more →
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Bob Moog Foundation Tributes: Clara Rockmore

Photo: BFM, Courtesy Dalit WarshawThe Bob Moog Foundation is continuing the Clara Rockmore Centenary read more →
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Lev's Home Town

Up until his departure for Europe and the United States in 1927,LevTermen (known as Leon Theremin in read more →
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Clara at 100

Photo: Clara at home, July 31, 1996 © Steve J. Sherman. All rights reserved.Today, March 9, 2011, read more →
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Clara at 100 - by Steve J. Sherman - March 9, 2011

Clara at 100 – by Steve J. Sherman - March 9, 2011 Photo: Clara at home, July 31, 1996  Steve J. Sherman. All ri read more →
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Happy New Year - Theremin Style!

What better way to ring in the new year than with a theremin playing Auld Lang Syne? I'll tell you read more →
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Remembering

Of all the ghosts to come a-haunting this season, by far the most important to us here at TW is the read more →
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Today In Rock History: 'Good Vibrations' Enters The Charts

On this day in 1966, Good Vibrations entered the charts at number 80. Check out this brief history read more →
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Up Close with Lucie Bigelow Rosen's Theremin

While at Caramoor Center for the Arts, Rob Schimmer got to play and peek inside Lucie Bigelow Rosen' read more →
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ThereminFamily.org Posts Rare Videos to YouTube

Two rare videos of Leon Theremin and his daughter Natalia Theremin Kavan have been posted to YouTube read more →
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Remembering Bob Moog

Today marks 5 years since Dr. Robert Moog left this Earth. While his passing was truly a sad moment read more →
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Leon Theremin: B-Day and B-Side

This Sunday, August 15th, is Lev Termen's birthday, he was known as Leon Theremin in the U.S. We ch read more →
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OPB Investigates Leon Theremin

Oregon Public Broadcasting's "History Detectives" will investigate different historical artifacts in read more →
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Visit a Truly Rare Theremin: The RCA in Bellingham WA

RCA Theremin Photo: American Museum Of Radio and ElectricityWe got an update for our RCA registry pa read more →
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New Addition to RCA Victor Theremin Registry

RCA Victor Theremin RegistryRecent ThereminWorld member Bill Cogley had mentioned his RCA theremin i read more →
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RCA to Resume Theremin Production

RCA, apparently noticing the increase in interest in theremins and in particular, their vintage AR-1 read more →
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The Julius Goldberg RCA Theremin

This page has actually been available for a long time, but for some reason I've overlooked linking t read more →
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What's a Theremin?

// Meet the ThereminThe theremin was invented in 1919 by a Russian physicist named Lev Termen (in the United States his name was Leon Theremin). Today, this marvelous instrument is once again in the musical spotlight.Besides looking like no other read more →
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Another RCA theremin found!

Another RCA theremin has been discovered, and this one has a great home! David Skelley sent us this read more →
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Another RCA Theremin added to the list

Dave Barnes wrote in to tell us about an RCA theremin at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology read more →
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Update on RCA Theremin #354 (it's really #100115!)

Buck Sanders recently sent us an update on his RCA Theremin, previously thought to be #354 based on read more →
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Updates on RCA Theremins #521 and #200085

We've just posted updates to RCA Theremins #521 and #200085 in the RCA Theremin Registry. RCA #521 i read more →
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RCA Theremin #354 found!

Buck Sanders just contacted us to let us know he had recently purchased this RCA theremin on eBay. read more →
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