Moog Theremini Theremin

Vintage Moog Troubador Theremin on eBay

Moog Troubador Theremin (via eBay)

The History Center in Tompkins County New York has posted a Moog Troubadour Theremin for sale on eBay.  The theremin was reportedly loaned to the museum for its exhibition, "Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer" and was later donated for fundraising purposes.

The listing includes a short description of the provenance of this theremin:

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A Visit to the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Spark Museum of Electrical Innovation

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, Washington is home to an outstanding collection of electronics history.  My son and I stopped by this week during Spring Break to check out their exhibits.  

The museum has an incredible collection of scientific instruments, antique radios, phonographs, televisions, microphones, batteries, motors, telegraphs, telephones, and other gadgets.  An electronics history buff could literally spend days examining all the devices on display.  Many of the items are actually for sale as well!  They have an equally impressive overflow archive of items not on display, including LPs, old issues of electronics magazines, and other devices.  Is it wrong that I want to live in this museum?

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Theremin Classique: New Music from Armen Ra

Armen Ra - Theremin Classique

We're happy to announce that Thereminist Armen Ra has released a new album!  Theremin Classique was released on April 1 and contains 10 tracks:

  • Casta Diva Norma / Bellini
  • Je croix entendre encore /The Pearl Fishers/ Bizet
  • Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix Samson & Delilah /Saint Sa�ns
  • The Swan Carnival Of Animals / Saint Sa�ns
  • Ebben? ne andro lontana La Wally / Catalani
  • Sola perduta abandonatta Manon Lescaut/ Puccini
  • Una furtive lagrima Ilixir of Love / Donizetti
  • Nocturne / Chopin
  • Dido’s Lament Dido & Aeneas / Purcell
  • Un bel di vedremo Madama Butterfly / Puccini

The album is available via iTunes and Amazon.com.

Thorwald Jørgensen at the X Rio Harpfestival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After having played at the Electromagnectica Festival in Santiago de Chile, Thorwald J�rgensen is now traveling to South America once again. Thorwald and harpist Renske de Leuw will be performing at the X Rio Harpfestival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They will perform several concerts at different festival locations with their repertoire consisting of a mix of original music written for the duo and classical transcriptions. The Bachianas Brasileiras no.5 by Villa Lobos which you can hear in the link below will of course be included in their programme. 

Check www.thorwaldjorgensen.com for more information.

Moog Releases Theremini Patch Editor for Mac and PC

Theremini Editor for Mac and PC

Moog Music has released their Theremini patch editor software for the Mac and PC.  Previously only available for the iPad, the Theremini editor software allows you to manage the various sounds on your Theremini as well as create your own new sounds.  

To use the software with your Theremini, you'll need a mini-USB cable to connect it to your computer.  You can then back up the original sounds, modify them, and load new sounds onto your Theremini.  The whole process is quick and simple.

To download the software, you'll need to first register your Theremini at Moog's website.

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