[Lab] Theremin building workshop and theremin playing lesson videos
emily.daniels at gmail.com
Thu May 26 12:30:05 EDT 2011
Nice! Saw this one once and it seems relatively easy to make and power:
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at tricolour.net>wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Several times, the discussion of Theremin building workshops has come
> up and even do a small theremin orchestra. I'm keen to build some
> semiconductor-based ones. There are heaps of theremin schematics on the
> net, many vacuum tube-based. I'm willing to develop a workshop with
> Normand, not ever having built one yet myself.
> Here's a couple of really simple ones:
> I also found one made from a Kinect, which also adds a modulation
> In terms of lessons, I found this set of video lessons by "thereminist"
> Thomas Grillo:
> The music some of us heard last night at the OCLUG photography SIG was a
> Theremin duet with Hammond Novachord, a 72-channel polyphonic
> synthesizer that predates Moog's 1960 monophonic synthesizer by 25
> The Novachord is a very rare instrument (1000 were made in 1935.
> They weigh 500 pounds, use 169 vacuum tubes...), but the Museum of Sci.
> and Tech. here in Ottawa actually owns one that was acquired in 1977.
> It is not in playable condition. I am hoping to gather a group to see
> The other related instrument I learned of last night from Edgar was the
> "Ondes Martenot":
> (Oh man, I just thought of a wonderful place to do a theremin playing
> workshop: at CAMMAC.ca where we spend a week each summer and
> thanksgiving weekend...)
> slainte mhath, RGB
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