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    Clara Rockmore

    Remembering Bob Moog - 10 Years Later

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of Bob Moog's passing.  We miss him dearly. If Bob's work had a great influence on your life, we encourage you to help support his legacy by making a donation to The Bob Moog Foundation....

    Leon Theremin at Stanford University - 1991

    Missing Footage of Leon Theremin Visit to Stanford Found

    A recently discovered VHS tape turned out to be missing footage of a concert from Leon Theremin's 1991 visit to Stanford University.  Theremin performed  Moscow Nights in the concert, though in hindsight the theme from The Lost Weekend  might have been...

    Clara Rockmore

    CIA Declassifies Article on Leon Theremin

    Mother Jones magazine recently published a story about 250 declassified articles from an internal CIA magazine.  Among their 10 favorite articles was a real gem for theremin enthusiasts: an 11 page article on Leon Theremin.  The article...

    Clara Rockmore

    Happy Birthday Leon Theremin!

    As Lydia Kavina explained on Facebook this morning, Leon Theremin often joked that his name read backwards in Russian meant "not dying". And so, he lives on in our hearts and provides ongoing inspiration to never let the theremin "die". The detail...

    Clara Rockmore

    Happy Birthday Barbara Buchholz

    Today would have been Barbara Buchholz's birthday.  Sadly she passed away last year.  Barbara was an amazing musician with a diverse repertoire.  Not only was she an excellent Thereminist, but she also brought a unique visual aspect to her...

    Clara Rockmore

    Original Instrument Built by Leon Theremin For Sale

    Retro Fret has recently posted for sale an original theremin built by Leon Theremin himself!  According to the listing,...

    Clara Rockmore

    Remembering Leon Theremin 20 Years Later

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of Leon Theremin's passing.  The great man who brought us the instrument we know and l...

    Clara Rockmore

    Rare Recording Of "La Croix Sonore" On Auction

    To be honest, I had not heard much about La Croix Sonore (or "Sonorous Cross") until today, and I am now intrigued...

    Clara Rockmore

    Chronicles of RCA Theremin Repair

    Mike Buffington and Andy Baron of RCATheremin.com have recently added some new sections to their fine website, chronicling s...

    Clara Rockmore

    a way to make it sing

    born 1911  prodigy by five  1928 they met  the inventor and the prodigy  soon the greatest player ...