Leo's Theremin installation

Posted: 4/19/2006 3:25:55 PM

Joined: 4/19/2006

Has anybody ever heard about an installation of multiple custom-designed theremins Leo did where the dancing "audience" in a room would create their own music?
Posted: 4/20/2006 11:13:20 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Are you thinking of John Cage's installation? Google it to check.
Posted: 4/20/2006 1:26:01 PM

From: Colorado

Joined: 7/5/2005

Yes, there's something about it here:


That page is in Russian, so rather hard for most of us to decipher. It just so happens I brought this page to my Russian teacher (I take lessons, and am pretty much a beginner) yesterday, and she helped me read it.

It's in Moscow. It's an exhibition called Theremin Park, and is put on by "Theremin Center," which is associated with the Moscow Conservatory. There are electronic instruments invented by 5 different engineers including Lev Theremin; there are 6 composers mentioned of the music, including Lydia Kavina; and 8 thereminists mentioned who perform demonstrations on theremins at the exhibition.

Also, it says that the audience does indeed affect the sound in the room, which is called "poetry booth," but I'm told the word "poetry" in Russian has a broader meaning than in English to include other types of sounds too. "Booth" is a pretty inaccurate translation too, probably, seems that word also has an expanded meaning.

I don't see any date listed for it, wonder if it is ongoing. The 1992 year you see there is when the Theremin Center was founded.
Posted: 4/21/2006 8:37:40 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Cool site! I was only able to read a few words.

My Russian doesn't go any further than knowing a few words and being able to pronounce several of the letters.

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