Silent movie soundtrack commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum

Posted: 11/21/2020 6:33:02 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

I composed and played this soundtrack as a commission for The Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

A brief show and tell of some of the instruments I used (Moog Melodia theremin, Haken Continuum, Hohner claviola, bass waterphone, daxophone, and ondioline) right after the 13 minute movie. I skipped show and tell re the piano...

Posted: 11/21/2020 6:36:03 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

A bunch of different instruments on this with lots of theremin as per their request. I show some of the instruments briefly at the end of the movie

Posted: 11/21/2020 9:50:07 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Wow, fantastic composing & playing!  A couple of instruments I've never heard of before (Claviola & ambioline (sp?)).

Posted: 11/22/2020 7:37:28 AM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

Wow, fantastic composing & playing!  A couple of instruments I've never heard of before (Claviola & ambioline (sp?)).

Thanks! The theremin was an old Moog Melodia. The other instrument you were referring to is the ondioline.


Posted: 11/22/2020 4:40:44 PM
94prs22

Joined: 5/25/2020

Great stuff, might I ask if this work is available for sale anywhere?  I would love to purchase a copy.  Oh and I have and love a 60s Melodia too!
Thank you for sharing!
Brandon

Posted: 11/22/2020 5:03:23 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

Great stuff, might I ask if this work is available for sale anywhere?  I would love to purchase a copy.  Oh and I have and love a 60s Melodia too!Thank you for sharing!Brandon

First off, thank you! 

I doubt it’s for sale (esp since it’s up on YouTube) but who knows...? It was for The Metropolitan Museum so their call on this.

https://www.metmuseum.org/150/from-the-vaults?v=the-sun-and-richard-lippold-1966-from-the-vaults 

In any case I’m really glad you enjoyed it! Note: My Melodia was my first theremin and still love it!


Posted: 11/22/2020 5:20:24 PM
94prs22

Joined: 5/25/2020

Thanks once more!  For what it's worth and since you're in NYC I'll assume you've played one, but Charlie Hobbs' "Hobbs" theremin is really, really nice and is very much in the same ballpark as the Melodia to my ears.  I realize it's a bit crazy, but I keep an E-pro as my back up for my Hobbs and Melodia.

Here's a quick sample of my work:
(they arrived) In Three Waves

Take care all,
Brandon

Posted: 11/22/2020 5:33:13 PM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

I bought this particular Melodia in 1994 from Walter Sear and Bob Moog fixed it up for me in 1995 including a slight non-documented mod.

I have 2 Hobbs, the first of which I believe was his first sale...

Posted: 11/22/2020 5:54:39 PM
94prs22

Joined: 5/25/2020

I bought this particular Melodia in 1994 from Walter Sear and Bob Moog fixed it up for me in 1995 including a slight non-documented mod.I have 2 Hobbs, the first of which I believe was his first sale...


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