Roll call!

Posted: 7/31/2005 10:23:02 PM
loudestenemy

Joined: 7/31/2005

Ive also been guilty of practicing martial arts techniques on the theremin....not x-rated yet as I haven't decided on which antenna my "other member" will control.

Thats a more hands on instrument though...i might add.

(coughs)
Posted: 8/2/2005 2:14:53 PM
sinno

From: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Joined: 7/20/2005

Hey everyone, nice to meet you all. ive been taking a look at this site for what seems like ages, but never posted. I play in a band in Liverpool (bass player), but for a long time been interested in synths and anything that can make an unusual sound. I got a Kees ennkelar theremin on christmas eve and what a present !!! its beautiful. I use it a lot in my own compositions but not in my band. Been having a go at "Oh Canada", what a great idea. Ridiculously hard instrument to play properly though. Keep up the good work :)
Posted: 8/5/2005 11:23:31 AM
chrisacc82

From: Stanfield, NC

Joined: 2/14/2005

Hi everyone!

I'm Chris, and I live in Concord, NC, though I've lived most of my life on Long Island, NY.
My father started a Yamaha keyboard collection in 1985, and used them for MIDI programming. I inherited the system in '95, and immediately started using them to compose my own albums. I was introduced to the theremin in 1998, when my high school physics teacher, who knew of my synth fetish, told me that no good synth system is complete without a theremin. After realizing i already owned some CDs that include a theremin, I bought one in 2001 and have been practicing since.

I'm so excited to be signed up for a lesson with Lydia Kavina at Asheville tomorrow.
Posted: 9/20/2005 9:43:08 AM
Marble Field

From: Athens, Greece

Joined: 5/23/2005

Greetings from Athens, Greece! I'm Panos. I'm a sound engineer and work in a recording studio. I also record and compose my own experimental music. I'm trying to tame my first theremin (an Etherwave) for about 6 months and my enthusiasm keeps growing day after day as I'm making small but continuous progress towards it. My fascination is for retro/vintage instruments and sound equipment, and I just couldn't help but fall instantly in love with the theremin from the very first time I saw one (on a documentary about the history of electronic music)

PS@ chrisacc82: Talking about Yamaha keyboards, if you own a Yamaha CS-5, try routing your theremin via it's VC Filter through the External Input. I think you'll be amazed by the quality of the result just as I did...
Posted: 9/20/2005 10:23:22 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Welcome to ThermeinWorld! I used to have a CS-5. I found it in a guitar store in Nashville for $25 while I was in college. I'm still kicking myself for selling it :)
Posted: 9/20/2005 1:05:56 PM
sinno

From: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Joined: 7/20/2005

man, i used to have a yamaha cs 5 too when i was a kid (saved up my pocket money for two years and then got it). i loved that synth, lent it to my brother for one night and it was stolen from his flat. he said he would buy me another and that was 20 years ago !!!!! oh well. i actually made a t shirt with a cs 5 print on it a couple of years ago, alas thats gone too.
Posted: 9/23/2005 1:01:27 AM
kkissinger

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005

Hello.

I am a classically trained organist from Kansas City, Mo. During my college years I built a large Aries modular synth and have continued to maintain a well-equipped electronic music studio.

Though I have considered purchasing and learning to play the Theremin for a few years now, I just completed building a Theremax last month. My original thought was that to build the Tmax would be a fun project and the instrument would make a handy controller for my synth. Once I completed the instrument, I decided to try my hand at playing the exercises in the Clara Rockmore "Method for Theremin" and I have discovered that the Theremin is a very engaging instrument upon which to play.

Whereas the pipe organ requires the performer to handle many melodies at once the Theremin demands that each note be individually shaped. To play the Theremin is very rewarding, indeed.

I plan to acquire additional training materials and keep practicing. The contests on this website look like fun and hope to enter them from time to time.

Posted: 9/23/2005 8:37:51 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I have a Yamaha CS 50 that needs a little work. One of the voice cards is dying a slow paindul death.

I have not run thehe theremin through it yet but I will when I get the time. I have put my bass and my drum machine through with some pretty good results.
Posted: 10/14/2005 12:27:59 AM
drspecter

From: Louisville, KY

Joined: 8/28/2005

Hello,

I'm Tobin, I'm 38 and currently live in Louisville, KY-- where I was born. I saw the Theremin doc in about 96, and have had my Big Briar Etherwave since about 97 or '8. I just got an E-Pro a few days ago and am addicted to it!

I've sat in with a couple of bands, played one art opening which went well, and overdubbed something for a local band's CD which went rather poorly.

Professionally, I'm a projectionist in a movie theater. But I'm working on a comic book (creepolacomix.com) and am thinking of going back to school for commercial art (hopefully in Vancouver, BC).

I have a decent sense of relative pitch, and am trying to learn to play walking bass-lines. I'm into a lot of different kinds of music. As far as the theremin goes, I'm leaning toward moderate swing/exotica, and Raymond Scott's 50s electronica. I've also been doing these choral-sounding things that remind me of Popol Vuh.

I have a Boss RC-20 Loop Station that can sample about 3 minutes and keep layering on top of it, and a Line 6 delay pedal. I like recording sound FX, and playing melodically over the top of it.

Er, uh, I have a nifty little Casio SK-1 I got off of e-bay for $55. It's actually often very helpful in learning melodies before attempting them on the theremin.
Posted: 10/15/2005 3:10:18 AM
bryandaste

From: Portland, OR

Joined: 10/10/2005

My name's Bryan, and I play pedal steel, sax, and now theremin in a band called Scotland Barr and the Slow Drags (www.scotlandbarr.com). One day Scotland mentioned he wanted to get a theremin for the group, and that I would probably play it (since I'm the multi-guy). I said, "Cool, I've always wanted to fool around with one of those things." A month later, when I had completely forgotten about it, he brought in a nice new Ethervox. Like Christmas morning! I'm definitely a newbie but I can make it sing a little bit :)

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