Thursday, June 24, 2010

Theremin Thursday for June 24, 2010

Time for another round of Theremin Thursday links. This week, I have found six different videos featuring the Theremin -- or thereminesque sounds -- for your enjoyment:
  • Bazooka Theremin -- It's just what it sounds like: a bazooka rigged to play as a theremin! (Drastic measures, anyone?). The video is all too brief, but if you are a fan of recycling, then it's a must-see.

  • A "Cold War" Theremin -- Not a classic Theremin, but an analogy synth device stuffed inside a Swedish military flashlight from the 1960s.

  • A live psychedelic trance set by Multiman. Gear includes an opto Theremin, speak & spell circuit bending, atari 2600, etc. How often does a Theremin make a rave appearance?

  • "I am Locutus" -- Interesting mashup of audio and video with Theremin, Drums, and footage from ... Star Trek! If there is a subliminal message here, it's probably, "Resistance is futile!"

  • "Carnivore IV" by Carbon Dioxide Orchestra. Get ready for some serious noise (and a host of interesting pen and ink drawings). See if you can hear Toto's "Rosanna" playing in the background of the recording. Credits -- Bill Valdez: Dry Ice on Copper Sheet; Leroy Jaramillo: Violin, Vocals; Dave Dixon, Samples and Loops; Victoria Lundy, Theremin.

  • Speak & Spell Music -- I already posted this footage on Monday, but I figure Pete Edwards talk about his love of "circuit bending" fits well with the Theremin theme. Enjoy!
Our picture this week is an Opto Theremin crafted by Stephen Daveloose. I love the Giant Ant Attack graphic on this thing!
You can see this bad boy in action on Daveloose's demo page (scroll down to "Theremin D").

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