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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Contemporary Theremin players. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As a service tech I used to build small Theremins for fun, and I am hoping to get a Moog soon. I heard a documentary on the ABC about 2 years ago, and I have forgotten the players mentioned, but some of the pieces were amazing, particularly when the Theremin was played with stringed instruments and sat back in the mix a little instead of being "on top" as many featured Theremin recordings seem to be.

Who are the top players now, and where can their playing be heard? The documentary mentioned that some of the best are session players are in Hollywood.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi, subject to your taste in genre, here's a few players worth looking into, in my opinion.

Pamelia Kurstin. Barbara Buchholz. Lydia Kavina. Carolina Eyck. Peter Pringle. Alexander Thomas. Randy George.

Where can you find them?

A fair few are linked from my myspace profile.

http://myspace.com/beatfrequencyuk

Google will reveal the rest.

A good place to hear theremin music is the radio program and podcast "Spellbound: A Brief Program Of Music For Theremin."

http://spellbound.purplenote.com/

Keep an eye out for the 6/1/08 episode podcast (not there at the time of writing) - it's the Best Of 2007, including Best Of Category winners Kevin Kissinger and Kip Rosser, who are not strangers to these forums.

Well done guys! Well deserved. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you for all that info, I will start looking tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Contemporary Theremin players. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Synthtech wrote:
... the Theremin was played with stringed instruments and sat back in the mix a little instead of being "on top" as many featured Theremin recordings seem to be.


You would likely enjoy:

http://kevinkissinger.com/sadlittleghost.shtml

The texture is as you describe -- strings wherein the theremin is part of the texture.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Kip Rosser is wonderful as well as Kevin.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you, Mark.

Kip has played the theremin for many more years than I have. His music was and still is an inspiration to me and he personally has offered much encouragement and moral support for my own efforts.

You can hear Kip's theremin work at http://performancekr.com.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Contemporary Theremin players. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

kkissinger wrote:
Synthtech wrote:
... the Theremin was played with stringed instruments and sat back in the mix a little instead of being "on top" as many featured Theremin recordings seem to be.


You would likely enjoy:

http://kevinkissinger.com/sadlittleghost.shtml

The texture is as you describe -- strings wherein the theremin is part of the texture.


Thank you for that link, I enjoyed the piece you mentioned, and am amazed that the orchestration was done on a K2600!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Gordon Charlton wrote:

Pamelia Kurstin



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