Musical instrument futuristic in appearance, played without direct touch, appears quintessential virtual reality, but is actually 100 years old. Theremin
German-Sorbian musician and composer Carolina Eyck was introduced to the theremin by her parents at the age of 7. Like the legendary Clara Rockmore who holds a unique place in music history as the star performer of the theremin, play theremin at a very young age
At the age of 16, Carolina developed a new precise playing technique, called the 8 finger position technique. She published the first extensive theremin method book entitled "The Art of Playing the Theremin" in 2006. The method is now being used by thereminists around the world and has revolutionized how the instrument is played
Source: CAROLINA EYCK
Theremin players draw on techniques of physical and emotional expression more like an actor taking to the stage to play a complex character. Rather than a traditional musician, theremin players draw on techniques of physical and emotional expression more like an actor taking to the stage to play a complex character.
“No other instrument is played without physical contact. You are part of the instrument, conducting the air.”
The principle behind the theremin is that the human body conducts electric current. This is true for every one of us. Before a theremin, our arms uplifted, all of us would find one of life’s familiar riddles: am I conducting this music? Or am I conducted by it?