CBS Sunday Morning theremin segment on Oct.27th

Posted: 10/25/2013 3:04:44 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

The segment is supposed to air between 9-9:30 according to the producer

Posted: 10/25/2013 4:08:54 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks Rob! Do you have more info on this?

Posted: 10/25/2013 4:58:04 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

I know they interviewed Albert Glinsky at Caramoor, they interviewed me at Joe's Pub, they were talking with Peter about the Hoffman theremin, they filmed our last NY Theremin Society concert and that's what I know... As always nobody knows what winds up on the digital editor's digital floor

Posted: 10/25/2013 11:20:48 PM
coalport

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

What worries me about these mainstream media theremin docu-segments is that they often deliberately go for the very WORST performances they can find. That's what CNN did back in 1996. Nobody really wants to hear a lovely performance of THE SWAN. It is far more entertaining to make a mockery of the instrument, and hear some musical nutcase play a totally off-key, unrecognizable, GONG SHOW style piece of junk that makes people laugh. 

 

God knows there's plenty of them thar!

Posted: 10/26/2013 3:30:48 AM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

Geez, I guess I shouldn't have told them that playing theremin is like having sex with ghosts...

Posted: 10/26/2013 4:32:23 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Yes, it would be all too easy for them to treat our fringe community as "freaks" and to highlight how the theremin is different from things that the masses known and understand.  Let's hope they take the high road.

Posted: 10/26/2013 5:32:01 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

and I'll take the low road...

Posted: 10/26/2013 9:38:59 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

LOL - I thought you were joking!  But it looks like they picked up your line and ran with it dude...

http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/show-notes/

Posted: 10/26/2013 10:01:04 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

Oh Lord!

Thats all I need! - My mother just about conceded that the theremin may not be evil when she heard "Amazing grace" played on a large number (world record breaker?) on BBC..

Lets just hope this "sex with ghosts" doesnt catch on! - Next move is that theremins will need to be specified as either sucubus or incubus attractors!

- Although, us non-muggles all know that they usually attract dementors...

Also - not sure, but with my wife looking for more grounds for divorce, adultery with a ghost by merit of playing the theremin.....

 

Posted: 10/27/2013 2:47:04 AM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

I for one got into Theremin research for a chance dalliance with the wraith of Cleopatra - does that make me a bad person?  I suppose it's all fun and games until someone gets their spirit poked.

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