The NY Theremin Society: Adult and Advanced Workshops 10/5 in Brooklyn

Posted: 9/14/2014 12:35:50 AM

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

The NY Theremin Society & Pioneerworks present:

Sunday October 5th 
3-5pm (Adult)
6-8 (Advanced)
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St (Red Hook) 
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone:(718) 596-3000
supported by Moog Music
Cost: $50
Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer & Charlie Hobbs

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Due to popular demand, Theremin Workshops are back! 
More Info & Registration (space is limited): 
In the 2 hour Adult Workshop, participants will be introduced to the technical and practical aspects of the Theremin - an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the relative position of the player’s hands.
This workshop will include:
A technical overview of the Theremin by Charlie Hobbs, Builder of the Hobbs Theremin.
Theremin Master & Beginner Classes by Theremin Virtuosos Rob Schwimmer & Dorit Chrysler
Participants will be able to learn and practice the basics of playing the theremin, practicing in small groups and working towards repertoire.
Advanced Workshop for more experienced players: Advanced technique, repertoire, interpretation, etc.
Note: If possible please have a piece prepared and get us a recording (doesn't have to be you/ doesn't have to be theremin) beforehand so we can jump right in with the work. However this is not a prerequisite to taking the Advanced workshop. 
supported by MOOG MUSIC
The NY Theremin Society's previous Pioneer Works Workshop in The Wall St. Journal!
and here's the pictures from WSJ!
The NY Theremin Society is thrilled to be offering workshops again at Pioneer Works, Center for Art & Innovation, during the month of March. Located in Red Hook, Pioneer Works is founded by artist Dustin Yellin, offering a thriving community for art, music & science. The large brick and timber building will allow the NY Theremin Society to have enough space in a great environment to all be able to play the proximity instrument. During our Saturday Workshop participants will be introduced to the technical and practical aspects of the Theremin - an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the relative position of the player’s hands.
"There have never been as many thereminists in the world as there are right now...
Dorit Chrysler, "a futuristic Lotte Lenya" Wall Street Journal, has been commissioned for the MoMA this year. Her compositions have been performed at the Venice Biennale '13, Lincoln Center, Performa, Vienna Konzerthaus, Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Berlin Biennale and Palais Tokyo..Her most recent record "Avalanche" has been produced by Anders Trentemøller with whom she also toured extensively and headlined Roskilde Festival.  Dorit has cofounded the NY Theremin Society and is the founder of America's first Theremin School for Kids, the Kid Cool Theremin School. She is a Moog music artist and is currently holding a long term residency at helping to build their music 
Rob Schwimmeris a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist and Continuum player who has performed and recorded throughout the world. Working as a solo artist, founding member of the highly acclaimed Polygraph Lounge music and comedy duo with  multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart (Bang On A Can Allstars/Paul Simon) and co-curator and original member of The NY Theremin Society, Rob's solo piano CD "Beyond The Sky" was hailed as "Extraordinary" in Gramophone and as "Shaping up to be the finest solo piano CD of the year" in The Jazz Record-NY. In addition to world touring with Simon and Garfunkel, Rob has worked with Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, Arif Mardin, Adam Guettel, Mary Cleere Haran, T-Bone Walker, Sam Rivers, Marc Shaiman, The Klezmatics, Christian Marclay, Matthew Barney, David Krakauer, Ang Lee, Maria Schneider, Michel Gondry, Trey Anastasio, Bernie Worrell, Nels Cline, Annette Peacock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marshall Brickman, Karen Black, Larry Campbell, Josh Groban, Mabou Mines, Geoffrey Holder, John Cale, Steve Buscemi, Theo Bleckmann, John Stubblefield, Burt Bacharach, The Roches,  Edie Brickell, Teo Macero, Hal Willner, Vernon Reid, The Everly Brothers, Ethel, James Emery, Bela Fleck, Lenny Kaye, Kurt Vonnegut, Anjani Thomas, Odetta, Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks, Sussan Deyhim, Bernie Worrell, producer John Simon, Joseph Jarman, Alwin Nikolai/ Murray Louis Dance Company, Marc Ribot, Frank London, C&C Music Factory and Sammy Davis Jr. among others. Rob has played at Carnegie Hall & CBGB's, The Tokyo Dome & The Stone, and for strippers at truckers conventions, etc.
Together Dorit Chrysler & Rob Schwimmer curate the concert series of the NY Theremin Society and have conducted a historic 17-piece theremin orchestra performance earlier this year.

CHARLIE HOBBS is an artist, musician, teacher and engineer living in Brooklyn, NY.  His haunting and often humorous sculptural work ranges from robotic ghosts to collapsing spring-loaded ladders and inflatable breathing Doritos Bags.  Additionally he produces ink and watercolor works on paper of dreamy, meticulous landscapes, sculptural proposals and text compositions. His early fascination with electronic instruments and Theremins lead to his self-taught involvement with electronics and since he has built and restored several vintage models including original RCAs.  Hobbs even made his own RCA replica from identical vintage parts found on Ebay and custom-makes tube amps, intricate coils and other parts for theremin builders around the world. Charlie plays theremin, electric bass and synthesizer in the electronic-psychedelic band, Hi (pronounced High Five) who actively play in Bushwick and around the NY area; frequently collaborating with the performance group, Wild Torus.  He is the creator of the ‘Hobbs Theremin’ - a contemporary professional-grade electronic musical instrument inspired by the distinct circuitry and unique sound of the original instruments from the 1920’s.

Founded by Suzanne Fiol and Dorit Chrysler, musician/composer, the NY Theremin Society launched its concert series December 2nd 2005, bringing together skilled interpreters on Theremin, each presenting their solo works and joining in an experimental Theremin Orchestra. Those concert series took place at Issue Project Room and sold out regularly, featuring noted players such as Pamelia Kurstin,  Dalit Warshaw, Anthony Ptak, Elizabeth Brown, David Simons, Armen Ra and Rob Schwimmer just to name a few. (At this point over 30 internationally acclaimed thereminists have taken part in NYTS concerts.)  The NY Theremin Society started to serve as a platform for  Thereminists and Enthusiasts and its mission statement evolved; namely to exchange, inspire and educate, as well as to demonstrate the surprising variety of different approaches thatthis relatively young and unique instrument has to offer in the contemporary world of music. The NY Theremin Society was instrumental in the recreation of a Ten Piece Theremin Orchestra performing at the LA Disney Hall (emulating the first theremin orchestra concert taking place at Carnegie Hall in 1930) and continues its groundbreaking series at Joe's Pub presenting thereminists from around the world.


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