|News articles: The Scotsman
1927 August 9th
Electrical Tunes - Musical festival Surprise
"At the Frankfurt Musical Festival an almost magical demonstration of an entirely new form of music was given. Professor Leo Theremin, of Leningrad, played "electrical tunes" to his astounded audience..."
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1927 December 12th
Sir O. Lodge Impressed
"There is nothing miraculous about it. It is a scientific application of known principles appled with great skill." Sir Oliver Lodge thus described the wonderful apparatus invented by Professor Leo Theremin for drawing music from the ether by the movement of the hands in space..."
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1950 April 20th
"... On last night's showing, the theremin appeared to have less to commend it than the Ondes Martenot. Miss Rosen produced few sounds that could honestly be called beautiful and not many that could even be called pleasant..."
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Sound samples: Etherwave
Please bear in mind that I am very new to this instrument (started playing May 2005), and you may wince freely...
Slightly Less Than Amazing Grace
On which I accompany myself with some banjo chords, and stick a bit of reverb on the Etherwave.
[ listen to recording 296k, recorded 30.5.05 ]