Sunday, March 22, 2009

On the Theremin

You've probably never heard of it, but it was the worlds first electronic musical instrument invented in 1919. It has two antennae, and if the musicians moves hands (or any object) near the antennae, it causes interference and a humming noise. With practice, it can actually be made to play proper music. A well-made theremin sounds like a ghostly violin. You can play it with your feet or head, or even while playing a guitar, by moving the neck of the guitar within range of the instrument. Basically, it's an air piano... I really need one of these.
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