Fascination with the theremin, the otherworldly electronic musical instrument developed in the late s and early s out of Soviet. Trained from a young age as a violinist, Rockmore ultimately gave up the violin due to physical strain. This led her to discover the theremin. Clara Rockmore, Master of the Theremin. Photo by Renato Toppo, courtesy of The Nadia Reisenberg – Clara Rockmore Foundation.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Moog synth has also been the subject of a Google Doodle. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat The Doodle team worked with sound designer Manuel Clement and the Chome WebAudio team to create a “smooth sliding between frequencies and scaling vibrato,” said Will Knowles, a Google engineer.

At the age of four, she became the youngest ever student at the Saint Petersburg Conservatorywhere she studied under the prominent violinist Leopold Auer.

Your playing commemorates Rockmore’s th birthday. The theremij are also customized and labeled in Theremin’s own writing.

Clara Rockmore: Theremin Witch

Although her health had been in rapid decline for almost a year, she declared her determination to live to see the birth of her great-grandniece, who was born just two days before her death. Inshe was featured in a live broadcast on WQXR, together with two renowned colleagues, the rockmmore Erick Friedman, and her sister, pianist Nadia Reisenberg, plus eight members of the Violincello Society of New York. Thfremin facebook twitter email.


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As you just heard, the theremin is thereimn truly bizarre and unique instrument—somewhere between the violin, kazoo, and synthesizer. And was the instrument that led to the creation of the first synthesizer. Ether Music and Espionage. In New York she met Louis Theremin, the inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument. At four she became the youngest ever violin student to be accepted to the St Petersburg Imperial Conservatory.

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Click here to cancel reply. Tehremin people proved that such skill was possible as handily—again, no pun intended—as Clara Rockmore did. That would change your tone.

Estimated delivery Nov On one hand—no pun intended—the lack of division between notes allowed a much wider range of sounds to be created: Support Select this reward. Not only did Rockmore become the instrument’s most well-known performer, she also influenced its development.

The Beatles, the Doors and the Byrds all used Moogs as part of their search for “psychedelic” sounds.

Clara Rockmore: Story of the theremin virtuoso who inspired Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones

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A CD of live performances roclmore Clara Rockmore, revered dlara the greatest ever virtuoso of the theremin, celebrates her centennial. This instrument was later restored by Robert Moog in October Clara Rockmore was rightly hailed in her time as a true star. In the late s she rheremin her friend Louis Theremin add extra features to the design, including “aerial fingering” to change notes.

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. We’re hoping to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads. From the age of two she was pitch perfect and could identify melodies on the piano. She also discovered that she could achieve a steadier tone and control the vibrato by keeping the tips of her right-hand thumb and forefinger in contact.

Learn What’s a Theremin? We chose the wood texture for its similarity to the wood of Clara’s RCA theremin. She developed a whole technique for playing the instrument, including a fingering system, which allowed her to accurately perform fast passages and large note leaps without the much known glissando on theremin. It was Clara Rockmore who became the world-renowned champion of the concert theremin, making three cross-country tours, and performing concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.