Out-of-this-world thereminisation!

Posted: 5/15/2006 6:58:13 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

It seems the spread of thereminisation extends beyond earth and into space...

"Moon Dust (http://www.bloomsbury.com/Catalogue/details.asp?year=2005&edition=uk&isbn=0747563683&;beg=7&end=12) by Andrew Smith is a new study of how the lives of the Apollo astronauts were changed by their lunar experience. Most of the nine surviving astronauts agreed to be interviewed for the book, but true to form the first man on the moon did not. But in an email exchange Armstrong identified the cassette of ' strange electronic-sounding music' that fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins had reported him taking to Luna.

"The cassette in question was transcribed from Neil Armstrong's own LP of Music Out of the Moon featuring Dr Samuel Hoffman. Author Andrew Smith decribes the theremin played by Hoffman on this album, and gives a short history of this unique instrument which mainly relates its use in rock music."

Info from this blog: On An Overgrown Path (http://theovergrownpath.blogspot.com/2006/03/neil-armstrong-finally-reveals-his.html). The blog entry continues with a history of the theremin.
Posted: 5/16/2006 2:50:14 PM

Joined: 2/21/2005

Fantastic. Thereminization of an entire star system. I like it!

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