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an electronic musical instrument

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The theremin is his finest achievement, a small wooden box with two metal antennas that, when a practiced musician holds his or her hands in near proximity, can produce a steady electric murmur: DZEEEEOOOoo.
The unusual instrument was first patented by Russian inventor, Luis Theremin, in 1928 and is made up of two metal antennas, one which is responsible for frequency and the other for volume, which sense the relative position of the user's hands.
And the whistling theremin effect makes him sound like he's not of this earth.
Back in Calgary, we headed to the National Music Centre, which houses a fascinating collection of instruments, including a theremin, which was responsible for the very distinctive Star Trek theme tune.
At 14, Gould has already graduated from high school and started college, and he plays everything from the banjo to the theremin (think early electronic sci-fi soundtracks).
even if the student says accordion, theremin and didgeridoo
Harris's performance was fantastic, his violin sounded like a theremin with modulated timbre, it was a great experience.
Rather, it considered performances that were at once utterly perfunctory and weirdly bursting with conviction, underscored by a looped, wailing sound track that suggested a soprano's impression of a theremin.
Using a photoresistor and a piezo element, you're going to make a light-based theremin .
On a table near the piano sat a theremin, an electronic instrument invented by Russian physicist Leon Theremin back in the twenties.
He can play a musical instrument without touching it - a theremin, famously used in The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations and science fiction movie The Day The Earth Stood Still.
An interesting event took place in IRCAM on 10 November 2004: Lydia Kavina gave a lecture-demonstration on the theremin, invented by her great-uncle Lev Termen.
In 1945, Leon Theremin invented an espionage tool for the Soviet government which is recognised as the first known RFID device.
Quick fade to a Rasputin-like figure swathed in red light (reminiscent of Yves Bonnefoy's "The place of the dead/ May be a fold in red cloth"), who seems to be playing a primitive electronic organ or Theremin, the Russian inventor of which was himself dealt a double fate or foil as both capitalist inventor and Soviet undercover agent.
As James Wierzbicki observes, the introduction of the theremin into the science fiction soundscape "was a landmark event in the history of science fiction film" (22).