Friday Ephemera


Dutch Canuck

WOW! Clara Rockmore resurrected - a prodigy with a Jazz sensibility and an aw-shucks charm. The walking bass bit was astonishing and funny - like watching an air guitar contest, but it actually works!

It's a damnably difficult device to master, and only a few people have bothered to try. Amazing that someone has tackled it in this day of computer-sampled any-instrument-you-like. The Theremin is a real Sorcerer's Apprentice kind of instrument; like a dream where you conjure music out of thin air, with only your hands.

Thanks for informing me about this amazing musician. I was afraid serious Theremin work had passed with Ms. Rockmore. What a delight!

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