New Haven, CT: Theremin Appearance

Posted: 4/2/2009 9:38:32 PM
jerrymartin79

From: Lexington, KY

Joined: 12/29/2008

While primarily an organ recital, I will perform a theremin-guitar work as part of this free event at Christ Church, New Haven on Friday May 8th.

more details at my website (http://jerrymartin.ne1.net)
Posted: 4/3/2009 7:56:51 AM
Thereminstrel

From: UK

Joined: 4/15/2008

I hope all goes well for you!
When clicking the link to your site I'm just getting an error message - but this may be the fault of my rather old and weary computer.
Posted: 4/4/2009 11:27:14 AM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

The links working for me. Very nice announcement and interesting program.
Hope it's a hit and successful therevangelism!

jerrymartin79 Please let us know how it goes, and especially more about the new works you're performing.
Very exciting.
Posted: 4/4/2009 11:49:00 AM
jerrymartin79

From: Lexington, KY

Joined: 12/29/2008

Thanks for the kind words.

Some of the organ classics will be there, but the new arrangements include:

Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# min (arr for organ solo)

Rodrigo: Concerto Aranjuez (adagio) (arr for organ /guitar)

And of course the thereimn will feature in the guitar combo: Aria/Bachianas No. 5 - Villa Lobos.

I will hopefully have some recordings available closer to the time.
Posted: 5/12/2009 10:23:05 PM
jerrymartin79

From: Lexington, KY

Joined: 12/29/2008

Well here are the results! The concert was a success. The theremin piece drew quite a few compliments, and perplexed looks.

You can have a listen here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/232316395/Bachianas.mp3

It turns out playing a theremin in a reverberant space is a little more difficult than you might expect - the tuning that "they" here is quite different to what you hear close to the theremin.

Photos:
http://picasaweb.google.com/jmartinmd/Fuad_Jerry_ChristChurch
Posted: 5/13/2009 10:06:10 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Those were fantastic pics! ;)

What a wonderful setting to perform in.
Posted: 5/15/2009 11:26:38 PM
jerrymartin79

From: Lexington, KY

Joined: 12/29/2008

Thanks! It really was a great experience. and hopefully to be repeated at some point!

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