Kid Cool Theremin School - Dev 13th

Posted: 11/18/2014 6:49:47 AM

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

The NY Theremin Society & Pioneer Works present:

with Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer & Charlie Hobbs
Saturday, December 13th
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St (Red Hook) 
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone:(718) 596-3000
supported by Moog Music
Kids 4-6 years
11:00 - 11:45am 
Kids 7+
12:30 - 1:30pm
Parents are encouraged to attend with kids for free!
 Registration & More Info (space is limited):
* Learn how to play the Theremin and Have Fun at the same Time! *
Theremin Crash Course for Kids - held by Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer & Charlie Hobbs
Let's start a new generation of Thereminists or just have fun while training hearing, fine motor skills and creative spirits!
Music, Science, Body Awareness, Drawing Sounds, Movement and Music, Hearing Motion!
How do the 5 senses relate to the theremin?
Train your ear by understanding the basic principle of sound and motion. 
"There have never been as many thereminists in the world as there are right now...
The NY Theremin Society Workshop in The Wall St. Journal!
and here's the pictures from WSJ!
DORIT CHRYSLER "Imagine if Marianne Faithful and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout Leader!" Ann Magnuson, Paper MagazineAustrian born composer/musician Dorit Chrysler has composed the music for the Danish Pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale.  She has recently performed at the MoMA, Lincoln Center, Coachella Festival, World Trade Center, Roskilde Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Moogfest & CBGB's - she is a featured Moog Music artist and her contemporary compositions have taken her around the world, including concerts in Brazil, Japan, Russia & Australia. Having released several records, she has also written sound tracks for TV and Cinema, as well as for visual artists such as Jesper Just. Other collaborators include Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell, Anders Trentemoeller, The The & Gibby Haynes.  Dorit produced and curated the 10 piece Theremin Orchestra at the Disney Hall of Los Angeles.  Her solo work includes Theremin, Vocals, Laptop and Taurus.
ROB SCHWIMMER  A devoted parent himself, having played over 100 concerts for Carnegie Kids, Rob is an experienced, fun and inspirational teacher for kids of all ages.  A pianist-composerdescribed as a "Theremin master" in The New York Times and a "Theremin hero" in The New Yorker, Rob was theremin soloist with The Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor playing the premiere of Bernard Herrmann's Scene d'Amour from Vertigo performed with theremin for the first time and played theremin and piano on Matthew Barney's epic Cremaster 3 movie. An original member of The NY Theremin Society as well as a founding member of Polygraph Lounge,  Rob has worked with Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Adam Guettel, T-Bone Walker, Sam Rivers, Marc Shaiman, Trey Anastasio,  The Klezmatics, Theo Bleckmann, Christian Marclay, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marshall Brickman, Mary Cleere Haran, Arif Mardin, Mabou Mines, John Cale, Steve Buscemi, Burt Bacharach, The Roches, Edie Brickell, Teo Macero, Hal Willner, Vernon Reid, The Everly Brothers, Ethel, Kurt Vonnegut, Sammy Davis... Rob has recently added the Haken Continuum to his arsenal of instruments.

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.

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