Solar storm and theremins

Posted: 9/13/2014 5:02:49 AM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

How's the solar storm affecting your theremin playing?  Can you tell a difference?  ;)

Posted: 9/13/2014 5:46:24 AM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

My electro-magnetic pitch field bubble, the finest theremin ever designed took a direct hit from the solar flare, the appearance was that of a neon gas globe with what looked like the aurora borealis.  Then the field began to expand beyond my lab walls. Not being interested in time travel I just stood back.


Posted: 9/13/2014 6:53:18 AM

Joined: 3/30/2012

For some reason that picture has me humming the theme tune from "I Dream Of Jeannie".

Posted: 9/13/2014 11:21:37 AM
Jesper Pedersen

From: Iceland

Joined: 3/10/2012

There was quite a show of Norðurljós up here in Iceland last night. The green colored silent fire works never cease to amaze me. As some of you might know there's is a volcanic eruption here at the moment (no ash clouds in sight only a lot of sulphur dioxide in the air). Icelandic photographer Gísli Dúa Hjörleifsson went out there and managed to capture the glow from the eruption in Holuhraun with the Northern Lights playing in the sky: 

Nature's greatness and magic inspires me, so of course the Northern lights affects my theremin playing. Either directly or indirectly.

Ps Remember Llamano the Japanese girl busking in the NYC subway? She went to Svalbard (a group of islands even further North than Iceland) because she dreamt of playing the theremin under the Northern Lights.

Posted: 9/13/2014 12:21:57 PM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

" "  - Jesper Pedersen

OMG, what a beautiful photo!

Posted: 9/13/2014 2:52:04 PM

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

Hello Jesper, I also see Hilary on that Time webpage which seems so appropriate. A friend of mine, named Monica told me one of Bill’s pet names for her was Iceland, not sure what he meant? Unpredictable Volcano? (-'


Posted: 9/13/2014 5:12:26 PM
Jesper Pedersen

From: Iceland

Joined: 3/10/2012

It's a different story. I only know that Clinton came to Iceland once and had a hot dog. Otherwise I don't follow american sensationalism... 

The volcano Bárðarbunga (from here on called Cowabunga) might turn nasty if there's an eruption in the main caldera. Then the eruption in 2010 in Eyjafjallajökull (from here on called Kevin) will seem small in comparison.

Ps. We have too much sulphur dioxide in the air around Reykjavik. It creeps into electronic gear making it go out of whack in unpredictable ways when it gets into contacts and potentiometers. I've sometimes experienced strange tuning anomalies in my Etherwave. I blame the sulphur.

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