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Title: Modern theremin (& orchestra) work !
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 21, 2017, 10:17:44 pm
 Since it's a great day for 'new' pieces on AMF, here's another which may be unusual enough to stir a little interest ?!

Steffen Schleiermacher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEXLOOaViYE

Any thoughts ?


Title: Re: Modern theremin (& orchestra) work !
Post by: dhibbard on January 22, 2017, 05:18:03 am
reminds me of Star Trek music....  they used the theremin in the music shortly after the Beach Boys used it in "Good Vibrations"...


Title: Re: Modern theremin (& orchestra) work !
Post by: Elroel on January 22, 2017, 11:22:02 am
Since it's a great day for 'new' pieces on AMF, here's another which may be unusual enough to stir a little interest ?!

Steffen Schleiermacher:Theremin Concerto


That's a coincidence: when I connected to the forum and I saw this, I was actually listening to another Schleiermacher piece: the percussion concerto.

The Theremin is a fascinating instrument, as is btw the ondes Martenot. These two instruments close the gap between the standard instruments and the electronic music as we mostly know it. These two sound for me as a kind of "normal" instrument.

Hindemith was one of the supporters of the Theremin. When a composer of his stature was interested, there must be some value in the instrument. Messiaen did more or less the same for the ondes Martenot.


Title: Re: Modern theremin (& orchestra) work !
Post by: autoharp on January 27, 2017, 07:37:09 pm
they used the theremin in the music shortly after the Beach Boys used it in "Good Vibrations"...

A pedant writes . . .

Urban myth!

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2013/02/07/171385175/no-it-wasn-t-a-theremin-on-good-vibrations-remembering-paul-tanner


Title: Re: Modern theremin (& orchestra) work !
Post by: dhibbard on January 27, 2017, 08:32:55 pm
they used the theremin in the music shortly after the Beach Boys used it in "Good Vibrations"...

A pedant writes . . .

Urban myth!

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2013/02/07/171385175/no-it-wasn-t-a-theremin-on-good-vibrations-remembering-paul-tanner

it was a theremin... per the interview on NPR.