10 thereminsts together at Los Angeles Disney Hall on May 26th

Posted: 5/7/2007 4:16:54 PM

From: Madrid, Spain

Joined: 2/19/2005

Steve Martin and the NY Theremin Society are thrilled to arrange the historic
attempt of bringing 10 Thereminists together in an ensemble to perform at the
Los Angeles Disney Hall on May 26th. This had only happened once before, 75
years ago at Carnegie Hall. The Thereminsts are Rob Schwimmer, Armen Ra, Dalit
Warshaw, Dorit Chrysler, Carolina Eyck, Steve Martin, Kevin Lee, Charles Lester,
Roger Ballenger and Robby Virus.
Posted: 5/8/2007 8:35:56 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Holy control zone, Batman!

That's going to be a great show.
Posted: 5/10/2007 9:25:07 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Any one hear more about this?
The Spanish listings and a mention on Dorit's site are all I've found.

Don't know if Roger Ballenger is still around this site, or if any other of the performers are readers here and would post their experiences. I know I'd love to hear about it, this looks great. Hope they use that cool pipe organ too.

Has anyone heard what the program is at least?
Posted: 5/10/2007 10:06:03 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Even at the Disney Hall site there's scant info


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Saturday, May 26, 2007, 10:00 PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 850-2000

Amon Tobin; Cut Chemist; DJ Spooky; J-Rocc; Peanut Butter Wolf; dublab soundsystem, special guest; Norton Wisdom, special guest; Christoph Bull, special guest; MC This with Michael Allen, special guest; Mumbles & Gone Beyond, special guest; DJ Alex Ratushnyak, special guest

Plus a special appearance by a 10-piece Theremin Orchestra (Steven M. Martin, conductor)

Join an extraordinary line-up of DJs, VJs, artists, and live musicians as they dissect the sounds, sights, and philosophies of the Stalinist-era Soviet Union. Exploding the oppression and exposing the truth, these progressive artists will re-mix the music of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Mosolov, and visuals from films including Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, and more. Don't miss this world premiere, one-of-a-kind late night exploration of Russian culture from the past to the present.

Shadow of Stalin is supported by a grant from the Michael J. Connell Foundation.


Looks really interesting,
but not purely theremin.

Seems more of a big mix of a late night extraganza of Russian music.

Good to see Dalit Warshaw in the list, haven't heard much of her since she appeared at NYTS with Pamalea. I doubt she'll take the Clara Rockmore theremin out to LA.

And honestly, the NYTS has had more than 10 theremins playing at once.
Posted: 5/16/2007 12:08:55 PM

From: seattle, WA

Joined: 7/17/2005

Conducted by Steve Martin, the director of the '95 theremin doc.
The line-up of 10 thereminists are,

Rob Schwimmer,
Armen Ra,
Dalit Warshaw,
Dorit Chrysler,
Carolina Eyck,
Kevin Lee,
Lara Wickes,
Roger Ballenger
Robby Virus.
Kento Oiwa (myself)
Posted: 5/16/2007 1:12:01 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005

Apparently a change in the lineup.

Lara Wickes and Kento Oiwa are now playing. Steve Martin will conduct.

What happenned with Charles Richard Lestor?
Posted: 5/16/2007 3:14:42 PM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

They will mention Bob Moog AND use that crazy pipe organ too... Yipee!


"At midnight, Christoph Bull will give a organ performance, and for the first time since Leon Theremin conducted the original ten Theremin Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1932, the concert is recreated with ten theremin players on the stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In celebration of the birthdate of the late Robert Moog, pioneer of this electronic instrument, the evening also features a special tribute to Moog, whose company is the leading manufacturer of theremins today."
Posted: 5/16/2007 7:53:30 PM

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

Well dedecated to Bob is alot better than a salute to Stalin like it was origionaly planned. I still think the performers are all being too quiet about their participation.
Charles Lester dropped out because of another commitment

Posted: 5/18/2007 10:11:44 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

[yeah parallel threads sorry...]
Yeah Andy,
Martin and the Venue themselves have been getting some word out in the press,
it's popping up all over the LA press:

"LA: Heat to the Beat"

but I too have found it very curious that none of the participants have said a peep about it past the very early announcement.

Maybe they are all really busy practicing for it.
Posted: 5/18/2007 11:07:19 AM

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

There is always time for bragging. Well at least "I getting ready for the show. RThe music's interesting but tough, I'll let you all know how it is when done"
Two words, gag order


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