'The theremin (/ˈθɛrəmɪn/... is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the Westernized name of its Soviet inventor, Léon Theremin (Лев Термен), who patented the device in 1928.' ~ Wikipedia
'With loops and a variety of sound effects, CAROLINA EYCK develops whole choirs and extends the theremin's color palette. By singing without lyrics, voice and theremin often merge symbiotically and can no longer be distinguished from each other. The voice gives the theremin something human, the theremin her voice something unapproachable.'
'This video with Carolina Eyck gives a short description of how it works and how to play it. Basic information for a better understanding of this remarkable instrument.'
From Theremin World - What's a Theremin?
The Theremin in Music & Film
'Originally, the theremin was intended to play classical music and even replace entire orchestras with its "music from the aether." While that never quite happened, it has been used in many recordings over the years....
'In 1993, Steven M. Martin produced a documentary entitled Theremin - An Electronic Odyssey. This incredible film provides an in-depth look into the history of the instrument and its inventor. The film features rare footage and interviews with music industry legends such as Robert Moog, Todd Rundgren, and Brian Wilson as well as Prof. Leon Theremin himself!'
'Playing Debussy's famous "Clair de Lune" on the Theremin - which is a very special musical instrument, invented in the 20's by a Russian scientist (Leon Theremin). You play it without even touching it through electromagnetic fields - generated by two antennas. On the vertical one you control the pitch, and the other one determines the volume.'
Grégoire Blanc is a young french artist, known as a talented classical thereminist.
Grégoire dedicates his artistic journey to the theremin – this very special musical instrument, being played “in the air”.
'Theremins are distinguished by the fact that they are played without the performer touching the instrument. The musician moves his or her hands in proximity to the theremin to control the tone of the sound.
'While mastering the theremin requires skill, the challenge is exciting, and the rewards are great. Few musical instruments are capable of such intimate expression, nor provide the unique visual appearance of performance.' ~ Harrison Instruments