Saturday, March 1, 2008

Variations on the Theremin - Pamela Kurstin

Under the sensitive control of Pamela Kurstin, the Theremin becomes jazz, or lounge music, and a violin or a bass. Watch her masterful vibrato and note flanging.

She plays and discusses her theremin, the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched. Songs include the classic "Autumn Leaves," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and a composition by David Mash, "Listen: the Words Are Gone."

You can find her performance here, at the TED Conference site:

Pamela Kurstin performs

You will enjoy this wonderful 19 minute session with Virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin. She also has a simple webpage:

Pamela's web page

March 1, Notes by Larry Murray

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