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Clara Rockmore - Theremin
Old 9th March 2016
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Clara Rockmore - Theremin

The Google Doodle today (at least here in the US) is about the 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore.
Clara Rockmore was the first virtuoso performer on Leo Theremin's "aetherphone", now known as the "Theremin".

The doodle includes an entertaining "training" animation, and then an animation of a performance by Ms. Rockmore.

Obligatory Electronic content: It is claimed that Theremin accidentally discovered the phenomenon of producing audible hetrodyne signals which could be used as a musical instrument. Others claim there was a prior US patent covering the principle.
Theremin was reputed to have designed the famous passive "bug" installed in the US Ambassador's residence in Moscow.
And it was a variant of the Theremin used in the famous song "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin
Old 10th March 2016
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I was so happy when I saw that!
Old 10th March 2016
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Really cool !
Old 10th March 2016
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That was a great Google Doodle. Loved it and found myself looking up theremins on YouTube. Like this one taking things to a new level.

Some cool contemporary players and instruments.

Beach Boys tune is a great example. Sounds like a haunted house / space alien style effect.

Last edited by dadgad65; 10th March 2016 at 11:27 PM.. Reason: add url
Old 11th March 2016
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My grandfather had one and I scored it for my rock band, but the tubes were bad. Big assed tubes! I gave it to a friend and he kept it before giving it to the Moog museum. I'd contacted him after years had gone by and was so happy it found a good home! Lothar and the Hand People anyone????
Old 12th March 2016
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you have to be in the mood for it, but what an Artist.
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