ther e min sometimes ter n -s [after Leo
Theremin b. 1896 engineer and inventor]: a purely melodic instrument of the
electronic family typically played by moving the right hand between two
projecting electrodes with the left hand controlling dynamics and
articulation - ther e min ist 1.
& C Merriam Co. 1971 p. 2372 Webster's Third New International
began in autumn 2005 after a series of conversations at Issue Project
Room in Brooklyn, New York with artistic director Suzanne Fiol,
thereminist Anthony Ptak, co-curator Dorit Chrysler and the remaining
original society members Armen Ra, Rob Schwimmer, and David Simons. The first
Theremin Society concert event was held on December 2nd, 2005 at 8pm. There
was a large audience for this inaugural event consisting of solo performances
by David Simons, Rob Schwimmer, Dorit Chrysler, Armen Ra, Anthony Ptak, and a
group improvisation performance. Sound engineering was provided by Stephan
The second New York Theremin Society concert event was February 4th,
2006 at Issue Project Room. Theremin performances were given by
Pamelia Kurstin, Michael Evans, Dorit Chrysler, Dave Simons, Armen Ra, and
Anthony Ptak. This concert was sold out. Many people were turned away.
The third New York Theremin Society concert event was April 8th, 2006
at Issue Project Room. The nine theremin performers included Jon
Bernhardt, Elizabeth Brown, Dorit Chrysler, Michael Evans, Anthony Ptak,
Armen Ra, Rob Schwimmer, Jen Hammaker, and David Simons. A theremin summit
discussion panel proceeded in the afternoon on April 9th with several of the
participants. The perfomance was sold out, although the panel was sparsely
attended. A film crew was on hand for both events. Paste Magazine
photographed this concert.
The fourth New York Theremin Society concert event was on February 24,
2007 at Issue Project Room. Thereminists included Elizabeth Brown,
Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer, Michael Evans, Anthony Ptak, David Simons.
This concert was configured as duos as part of BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Next Festival. Duos were configured as follows: Elizabeth Brown with
Stefanie Skaff, Dorit Chrysler and Rob Schwimmer, Michael Evans with
Andrea Parkins, Anthony Ptak with Nicolas Collins, David
Simons with Lisa Karrer.
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history in Russian.
- Elizabeth Brown
- Anthony Ptak
- Dorit Chrysler
- Armen Ra
- Rob Schwimmer
- David Simons
- Michael Evans
- Pamelia Kurstin
- Jon Bernhardt
- Jen Hammaker
Magazine, Fall 2006.
Magazine, Summer 2006.
Issue Project Room Suzanne Fiol,
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