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    Leon Theremin at Stanford University - 1991

    Two Weeks Of Celebration For Leon Theremin's 120th Birthday

    Today marks Leon Theremin's 120th birthday... sort of. Some sources list August 15th as his birthday, and others list August 28th. So which is right? The answer is "both", but there's a catch!  As Lydia Kavina explained in a Facebook post: In fact, Lev...

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    Events Planned In Japan For Leon Theremin's 120th Birthday

    In honor of Leon Theremin's upcoming 120th birthday this August, Masami Takeuchi and others have planned a series of fantastic events in Japan. Leon Theremin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 15th, 1896. This was before the Russian revolution,...

    Rare Leon Theremin Soloist Custom Theremin For Sale

    These don't come along every day... Retrofret Guitars has posted for sale a rare 'Soloist Custom' theremin built by Leon Theremin himself. The price? It's a bargain if you have a spare $75,000 to spend! The sale is listed on Reverb.com . It was originally...

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    Leon Theremin: August 27, 1896 - November 3, 1993

    Today we remember Leon Theremin. What started out as a simple science experiment opened doors for Theremin to travel the world and spend a decade in New York. It also brought the attention of the Soviet state which resulted in years of indentured service...

    Leon Theremin at Stanford University - 1991

    Missing Footage of Leon Theremin Visit to Stanford Found

    A recently discovered VHS tape turned out to be missing footage of a concert from Leon Theremin's 1991 visit to Stanford University.  Theremin performed  Moscow Nights in the concert, though in hindsight the theme from The Lost Weekend  might have been...

    Clara Rockmore

    CIA Declassifies Article on Leon Theremin

    Mother Jones magazine recently published a story about 250 declassified articles from an internal CIA magazine.  Among their 10 favorite articles was a real gem for theremin enthusiasts: an 11 page article on Leon Theremin.  The article...

    Clara Rockmore

    Happy Birthday Leon Theremin!

    As Lydia Kavina explained on Facebook this morning, Leon Theremin often joked that his name read backwards in Russian meant "not dying". And so, he lives on in our hearts and provides ongoing inspiration to never let the theremin "die". The detail...

    Clara Rockmore

    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,...

    Clara Rockmore

    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...

    Thereminists - Help Celebrate Lev Termen

    This year on November 3rd will mark 20 years since the passing of Leon Theremin. To help commemorate the great man who gave ...