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Pekkanini plays "The Swan" on Pegna Theremin

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Posted: 12/18/2012 10:02:39 AM
AlKhwarizmi
From: A Coruña, Spain
Joined: 9/26/2010

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I know I'm not the only one who was interested in hearing what the Pegna theremin sounds like, since there are not many demos on its official website. So I thought I should share this link:

Pekkanini plays "The Swan" on Pegna Theremin

Posted: 12/18/2012 11:56:54 AM
RoyP
From: Scotland
Joined: 9/27/2012

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Thanks for posting that AlKhwarizmi: it's good to see the Pegna in action.

There is another piece played in the same venue by Pekkanini on the Pegna, presumably at the same time here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQKPy69ZeDM

 

Posted: 12/18/2012 12:52:00 PM
Amethyste
From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England
Joined: 12/17/2010

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I just wish the tone was more pure... too much going on to really hear its core.

Posted: 12/18/2012 2:59:31 PM
RoyP
From: Scotland
Joined: 9/27/2012

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Yes, there is a fair amount going on sound-wise to assess it's tone. Being in a cavernous space with many relfective surfaces doesn't help either.

Hopefully there will be more soundclips/video clips to come!


R

Posted: 12/18/2012 4:57:55 PM
FredM
From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K.
Joined: 12/7/2007

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Not sure if its just the "cavernous space" - the sound is so muddy that I suspect some other processing has been applied.

Whatever - the "treatment" certainly does nothing which would make me remotely interested in having one of these instruments.. I am sure it must actually sound better than this (IMO) horrible demonstration.

Fred.

Posted: 12/18/2012 6:40:30 PM
RoyP
From: Scotland
Joined: 9/27/2012

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'Not sure if its just the "cavernous space" - the sound is so muddy that I suspect some other processing has been applied.' - Fred



My first thought on watching this clip was that there was some kind of delay or reverb applied because sometimes there seemed to be a lag between what the volume hand was doing and the volume.
If there was then along with the hall environment the sound might become more muddy than was wanted.

Just a guess.

It would be good if other clips of more neutral playing environments were available.

Roy

Posted: 12/19/2012 12:33:54 AM
coalport
From: Canada
Joined: 8/1/2008

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I listened to THE SWAN, there's a kind of "whooshing" sound going on throughout the piece. Is that coming from the theremin or from some other source? It doesn't help that the whole thing sounds like it's being played at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.

Posted: 12/19/2012 1:53:33 PM
FredM
From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K.
Joined: 12/7/2007

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"It doesn't help that the whole thing sounds like it's being played at the bottom of an empty swimming pool." - Coalport

IMO, it sounds more like its being played at the bottom of a filled swimming pool!  ;-)

Posted: 12/19/2012 2:19:35 PM
Amethyste
From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England
Joined: 12/17/2010

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... And I don't think that Pekkanini is masterful enough to demonstrate what this theremin can do.

*blink*

OMG... am I becoming like Peter??!

Posted: 12/19/2012 2:46:12 PM
FredM
From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K.
Joined: 12/7/2007

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"OMG... am I becoming like Peter??!"

Does the theremin Peterify you? ;-)

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