Saturday, September 02, 2006

Touching hearplay



The theremin is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. Invented in 1919 by Russian Léon Theremin, the instrument is unusual in that it requires no physical contact in order to produce music and was, in fact, the first musical instrument designed to be played without being touched. The instrument consists of an array of circuitry including two antennas around which the user moves his or her hands to play.

A Pro Forma play, re-staged for only 3 performances. Short, prolonged and touching non-theremin glimpses by Sam Rensiew muse about the nature of the digital. Sometimes, it's just analog or electronic. View it by clicking here, or enter the tension field above.(patafilm # 243, 01'48'', 7.8 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at Blip.tv) A previous performance, by theremin virtuoso Lydia Kavina, can be viewed by clicking here or in the patalab archive, Aug.2005.

1 Comments:

Blogger Zoe Tati said...

i'v got to HAND it to u !
its a gentle handpicked signal

Sunday, September 03, 2006 9:32:00 pm  

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