The practical THEREMIN -links page
THE THEREMIN LINKS PAGE.

There is so much at the net that I needed for myself a brief overview so that even only the curious and the more interested searcher with questions can find the right pages much easier, without wasting too much time.

* An introduction about the theremin
* Leon Theremin
* Clara Rockmore
* Eric Ross
* Lydia Kavina
* Where can I find theremins ?
* How can I build a theremin ?
* How shall I play the theremin ?
* Sound-files
* Pictures of instruments
* Odd associations with the theremin
* Related instruments
* Theremin in pop-music
* Theremin in movies
* Theremin in classical music
* Misc
* bonus : some vacuum cleaner links

An introduction about the theremin :

A brief history of the theremin : http://virtu.sar.usf.edu/~lemoore/ & http://www.137.com/history/
What is the theremin you can read almost anything about the theremin at :
http://theremin.info/info-intro.shtml
Prof. Theremin explains his invention at the following article http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/lstexplains.html
History of the theremin : http://www.ibiblio.org/id/theremin/theremin.txt
http://www.caramoor.com/museum/theremin/index.html is a brief introduction of the Theremin with a picture and tribute to one of the earliest theremin performers Lucie Rosen. The rest of the site is dedicated to the house which is now a museum.
An article about the 'sound' of the Theremin : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/Topic-sound.html
About the Theremin festival (you can see a picture of Leon Theremin there too and some professional artists bio like L.Kavina) : http://137.com/wooo/ contact : new-music@webtv.net

More specialised,specific questions about the theremin (see also misc) :
http://theremin.info

Theremin personalities : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/theremin_personalities.htm  up

Leon Theremin :

a brief history about the life of professor theremin : http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/11.02.95/theremin-9544.html
& http://www.moogmusic.com/history.php?cat_id=2
A site with brief introduction about the theremin, Leon Theremin's life  with a rare picture and an old  soundsample of a few seconds (I mentioned this link before) : http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/MHN/pages/thrmin_gnrl.html 
An extra page at http://theremin.info/history/leon-theremin.shtml (with login)
Prof. Theremin explains his invention at the following article  (this link I mentioned before as well as introduction) : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/lstexplains.html
A video and some explenation about Leon Theremin at http://silvertone.princeton.edu/paul/theremin.html
At the Theremin festival (you can see a picture of Leon Theremin there too and some professional artists bio like L.Kavina) : http://137.com/wooo/ contact : new-music@webtv.net    up

Clara Rockmore :

Articles about Clara Rockmore :
A Clara Rockmore-page : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/1859/index.html
More infomation (with soundfile) at http://theremin.info/thereminists/clara-rockmore.shtml
Clara Rockmore's method : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/clara_rockmore_method_midi_page.htm or the complete book from Rockmore how to play the theramin :
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/claramethod.html
The music from Clara Rockmore :
Revieuw of Clara Rockmore's CD : http://www.delosmus.com/item/de10/de1014.html
Contact the label : www.mode.com with as a page from the cd with reviews and video.
Some music samples from Clara Rockmore you can hear at : http://www.klassik-neuheiten.de/7882014.htm     up

Eric Ross :

is a virtuoso theremin player and composer(that played with Prof.Theremin/C.Rockmore but also with several jazz giants) at http://www.geocities.com/theremin_eross/
& http://www.iht.com/IHT/SOUND/97/mz112897.html & http://www.thereminworld.com/ericross.asp

Lydia Kavina :

More info at http://www.mode.com/catalog/076theremin.html
with profile : http://www.mode.com/profiles/kavina.html
review from Lydia Kavina's CD : http://www.msu.edu/user/gualtie3/Theremin.htm
another page about Kavina (with a picture of Bob Moog and a theremin : http://www.davebarb.demon.co.uk/dsbgther.html
& http://theremin.info/thereminists/lydia-kavina.shtml
(You can also see a picture at my first page of experimental music instruments ).

Where can I find theremins :

A commercial sales site for theremin with link to 3 articles : http://home.earthlink.net/~wavefront/
theremin shopping : http://www.thereminworld.com/shop.asp & http://www.no1derland.com/home.htm
Bob Moogs' page : http://www.bigbriar.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/?E+scstore      up

How can I build a theremin :

A brief introduction about the building of a theremin at http://www.sar.usf.edu/~lemoore/building.htm
How to build a theremin : http://www.coolidge.org/Coolidge/tour/theremin.html
Art's Theremin page contains schemes from different kinds of Theremins. Very specialised : http://www.theremin.us/
Some of the (first) original schematics how to build a theremin : http://www.browncrow.com/theremin/
Lots of schematics at :  http://www.maxiespages.com/theremin/schematics.shtml
a scheme of a analogue theremin : http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/~kskeldon/PubSci/exhibits/E9/cir1.gif
a scheme of a digital theremin : http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/~kskeldon/PubSci/exhibits/E9/cir2.gif
and some words about it : http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/~kskeldon/PubSci/exhibits/E9/ 
How to build a tube theremin you can find with schematics at : http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/3217/index.html up

How shall I play the theremin :

Brief introductions about the playing of a theremin at http://www.sar.usf.edu/~lemoore/playing.htm
and : http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/7537/playing.html & http://theremin.info/info-how2play.shtml (lwith ogin)
Theremin playing techniques in educational pages : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/theremin_techniques.htm
Clara Rockmore's method (link mentioned before at Rockmore's links) : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/clara_rockmore_method_midi_page.htm or the complete book from Rockmore how to play the theramin :
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/claramethod.html
What every theremin player should know (articles ; some with pictures) : http://www.intissar.com/MUSTREAD.HTM and http://www.intissar.com/junkie.htm and http://www.intissar.com/thecommand.htm, (all pages from : http://www.intissar.com/)
and also : please start soon enough : http://www.intissar.com/ethercoo.htm up

Sound-files from the theremin :

Classical fragments :
Very well documented pages from Charlie Lester (part of The Theremin Ring) has also a "Holy Night" Theremin-track which you can find at : http://www.137.com/theremins/
More sounds from the theremin with added atmosphere fantasy pictures played by a lady called Intissar you can hear at : http://www.intissar.com/hear.htm. & http://www.intissar.com/highway.htm
A few sound fragments from the theremin, Lowpass Filter, Ring Modulator you can find at : http://www.bigbriar.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/?E+scstore
A similar instrument, the tannerin (with beautiful (old ?) music track) you can find at : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/tannerin.html , http://www.tompolk.com/Tannerin/Tannerin.html
Pop-and jazz , and movie music fragments :
Mixed genre sounds you can hear at http://www.geocities.com/davestvox/sounds.html
The Musical saw and theremin page is : http://www.theremin-saw.com which has an introduction about the (singing) saw as a music instrument with recommended uplifting soundfiles of the combination saw and theremin (and piano). Most of the files are played with the saw, wonderfully done by Robert Froehner).         up

Pictures of the theremin :

General pictures of instruments :
A few models from the Theremin you can find at : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/theremin_gallery.htm
(A general music Instruments Museum with the instruments to see, and one page about the theremin : http://www.usd.edu/smm/galleries.html#Everist ) which is the Charles D.Stein collection of old electronic instruments has some old pictures of the theremin : http://www.usd.edu/smm/stein.html
Picture gallery of theremins : http://137.com/gallery/
For the Wicca interested I found one more picture : http://www.intissar.com/witch.htm
Pictures (or pages) of different variations of the theremin :
A picture of the fingerboard or cello theremin : http://www.he.net/~enternet/teci/cello/cello.html
& http://theremin.info/history/theremin-cello.shtml
Different kinds of theremins you can find with links,intro's,pic's (with login) at http://theremin.info/info-rca.shtml
About building the tube theremin : http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/3217/index.html
Theremax company and theremins : http://www.paia.com/theremax.htm
The elysian theremin :
The pocket theremin :
Longwave theremin :
Pages about Dr.Paul Tanner's electro-theremin (with pictures of two records,..) you can find at : http://www.electrotheremin.com/.
The multi voiced theremin you can see at : http://www.thereminworld.com/rigg.asp
Tube theremin : http://www.137.com/original/
Stereo theremin : http://www.no1derland.com/th_009.htm
Mind that originally there were also theremins buileded that reacted on dancers on stage. These instruments however were so sensitive they weren't used more. I couldn't find articles or sites about those. Also: the Electro-theremin (with login) : http://theremin.info/history/theremin-electro.shtml,
& the rhythmycon http://theremin.info/history/rhythmicon.shtml,
& the terpistone : http://theremin.info/history/theremin-terpistone.shtml   up

Odd associations with the theremin :

A radio tower theremin within a project was used at : http://www.johnkane.com/BurningMan/
A video theremin : http://www.sover.net/~ronp/videotheremin/vt.html
Robots playing the theremin : http://www.vanderbilt.edu/News/register/Mar16_98/vr5.html
A computer on line generated theremin instrument used to be at : http://lethe.media.mit.edu/online/net-music/net-instrument/LabeledSharle.html
Let your mouse make the sound of the theremin : http://www.sagebrush.com/mousing.htm up

Related instruments :

The tannerin, trautonium (both sine wave based instruments) with tannerin at ( the both mentioned before) : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4611/tannerin.html , http://www.tompolk.com/Tannerin/Tannerin.html
A very impressive site with pictures and explanations of all imaginable electronic instruments you can find at the pages with the history of electronic music at : http://www.obsolete.com/120_years/            up
The useful wavedrum at http://www.atelier-theremin.com/wavedrum1.html

Theremin in pop-music (see also at some of the sound files) :

a small list from examples in pop songs you can find at : http://www.thereminworld.com/shop_music_poprock.asp
The use of the Theremin by Jimmy Page (with a sound sample)
and by The Beach Boys you can find at : http://www.interfold.com/rabit/Theremin.htm or (with login) at http://theremin.info/music-and-video/beach-boys.shtml (with more musicians linked). A more known example of the use of the theremin in pop music is by Portishead.
A "Krautrock" group which specialised in the Theramin : http://www.atelier-theremin.com
A very alternative experimental music group with use of the theramin is the group The Lottars (with sound-files) : http://www.wobblymusic.com/lothars/index.html
with review : http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue177/sound.html
The Kurstins, a jazz duo with the theremin & keyboard : (I've no idea how good it is) http://www.pameliakurstin.com/                             up

Theremin in movies (see also in some of the sound files) :

The movie "Theremin,an electronic odyssey"
Theramin in (50's) music (movies, pop music,) page with two music samples of two movies  : http://www.scifi.com/scifi.con96/fanbar/theremin/
An article about Dennis James movies and the use of the theremin in it : http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/11.02.95/theremin2-9544.html
a small list from examples in soundtracks you can find at :
http://www.thereminworld.com/shop_music_soundtracks.asp
A movie with use of the theremin was : http://www.scifi.com/freezone/earthstoodstill.jpeg    up
"The Day the Earth stood still" and more (with login) at http://theremin.info/film-music/the-day-the-earth-stood-still.shtml

Theremin in theatre :

http://www.theaterseatstore.com/role-of-theramin-in-theater

Theremin in classical music (see also in the sound files) :

Some classical music examples you can find at : http://www.thereminworld.com/shop_music_recommended.asp    up

Misc  : 

The Theremin festival (you can see a picture of Leon Theremin there too and some professional artists bio like L.Kavina) : http://137.com/wooo/ contact : new-music@webtv.net
More theremin links : http://www.ballengermusic.com/Theremin/theremin_related_links.htm
Some books about the theremin : http://www.thereminworld.com/shop_books.asp
Upcoming events with the theremin : http://www.thereminworld.com/events.asp
Theremin web-ring : http://www.thereminworld.com
Theremin Enthusiasts Club International : http://www.zzounds.com/edu--thecultofthetheremin
The Theremin Center in Russia : http://xmedia.aha.ru/theremin/index.htm
(has also very worked out pages about the history of electronic music in Russia at http://xmedia.aha.ru/archive/history.htm with lots of fotos (but with most of the pages in Russian)).      up

Some extra links from an extra instrument : some vacuum cleaner links :

As a bonus an original vacuum cleaner page with sound ! : http://137.com/sweepers/ and http://137.com/museum/ and and http://137.com/galaasen/ and http://137.com/wilfa/ and http://137.com/lx/ and http://137.com/fairfax/ and http://137.com/value/
(other links you can find at the first page. PS. The toaster museum's new adress is booked under : http://www.toaster.org/ . PS. People want to know some more odd museums ? There's a recommended web ring by the way : http://www.unusualmuseums.org/ You can click here and see my favorites.      up

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