Miquette plays theme of "Delicatessen"

Posted: 8/6/2012 10:46:11 AM
Jun Yamamoto

From: TOKYO

Joined: 1/24/2009

"Delicatessen Generique debut" on Theremin performed by Miquette. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v33I2rRdvGE&feature=plcp

 

 

 

Posted: 8/6/2012 3:53:38 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks for posting!  I really enjoy her playing.

Posted: 8/6/2012 4:02:17 PM
gtc

Joined: 3/30/2012

Nice playing. Entertaining video, too.

Posted: 8/6/2012 5:40:42 PM
mollydad

From: Nashville, TN, USA

Joined: 12/22/2011

What gtc said....The playing was pretty good...The video was entertaining, but I would have preferred to see her actually playing....The video clearly didn't match the playing...

Posted: 8/6/2012 5:59:07 PM
FredM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as WaveCrafter.com . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007

Not sure about this one.. ( must admit I really didnt like it! )

It looks to me like even the real theremin isnt being "played" - as in, its synced.. Also, the technique looks "wrong" - but on this I am no expert, so I am probably wrong.. but it looks like there is almost no finger movement - everything is done using a closed hand and shifting the distance of the hand..

Which is ok, I suppose - its how I "played" before I got lessons from Lydia - But after having lessons, I found playing sooo much easier, that it astounds me anyone could play that piece just using arm movement.

But everything I say above could be BS.. This is certainly a matter where I am well out of my comfort zone!

Fred.

 

 

Posted: 8/6/2012 6:43:19 PM
coalport

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Apart from the fact that "Miquette" is not actually playing in the video, I found the performance very "pitchy", the sound of the instrument grating and harsh, and from the musical point of view there was no identifiable use of the volume antenna. Everything was played "mezzo forte" (medium loud) throughout. 

Using a theremin for this music brings to mind the "spooky carnival waltz" idea used so effectively by Jim Parker for the MIDSOMER MURDERS (1997) theme, and played by the late British thereminist Celia Sheen. 

The original DELICATESSEN theme (1991) was played by Lev Sipolos on the musical saw.

Lev....hmmmmm...

 

Posted: 8/7/2012 6:55:00 AM
gtc

Joined: 3/30/2012

Now that folks mention it, the technique does look a bit weird and unsynchronized. I hope it's not a "Milli Vanilli" performance.

Posted: 8/7/2012 10:00:17 AM
coalport

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Milli Vanilli lipsync'd to someone else's vocal tracks and when the real singer revealed this it ended MV's career. Miquette may not be playing in the video but the recording is definitely her.

Posted: 8/7/2012 11:53:23 AM
gtc

Joined: 3/30/2012

I'm glad to know that it's actually her sound. So I guess she's miming to her own playing for the sake of audio continuity in the tricky video.

 

Posted: 8/7/2012 2:14:54 PM
Jun Yamamoto

From: TOKYO

Joined: 1/24/2009

Jason, thank you very much.  Miquette is glad that you enjoyed the performance.

Sincerely,

 

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