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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:01 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY7sXKGZl2w
KATICA ILLÉNYI - Once Upon a Time in the West - Theremin


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:29 pm 
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One of the best performances I've heard.

Someday, someone will take the Theremin seriously enough to design oscillators for it that can mimic a Strad. Then, the challenge will be to simulate pizzicato. Then it will become a serious instrument.

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Look up Pamelia Kurstin. I heard her in Calgary live at Jack Singer Hall. Unforgettable experience.
I have been a fan of this instrument for about 50 years now.


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Tendinitis in both hands didn't stop Clara Rockmore from playing her favourite instrument.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzTPGlNa5U


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ripblade wrote:
One of the best performances I've heard.

Someday, someone will take the Theremin seriously enough to design oscillators for it that can mimic a Strad. Then, the challenge will be to simulate pizzicato. Then it will become a serious instrument.


I don't think so.


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dupont62 wrote:
Tendinitis in both hands didn't stop Clara Rockmore from playing her favourite instrument.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzTPGlNa5U

That was amazing.

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ripblade wrote:
One of the best performances I've heard.

Someday, someone will take the Theremin seriously enough to design oscillators for it that can mimic a Strad. Then, the challenge will be to simulate pizzicato. Then it will become a serious instrument.


I don't think so.


We just need to bring it out of the 1930s. As an electronic instrument it has potential well beyond that of a keyboard.

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Of course any original Star Trek fans will be familiar with the theremin, but I think that's one of the best performances of it that I've heard. It's amazing how much it sounds like the human voice. Very nice indeed.

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Talented lady, but I prefer, Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys.


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Wow! Thanks, OP - great piece of music (from an epic movie) and great theremin! Very moving.


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Katica's work is my first introduction to the theremin. Just beautiful.


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