Video of Bob Moog on Theremin September 29, 1991 Stanford University

Via a Bob Moog Foundation tweet – I  just discovered this wonderful video of Bob Moog talking about his history with the Theremin. Links: http://moogfoundation.org/ Modulate This Category for Theremin Electronic Musician, Boulder CO http://www.ModulateThis.com http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com

What Was That Instrument The Beach Boys Played During “Good Vibrations” at the 2012 Grammy Awards?

What Was That Instrument The Beach Boys Played on During “Good Vibrations” at the 2012 Grammy’s? It’s called an Electro-Theremin – also known as a Tannerin. Wikipedia has a nice summary: … developed by trombonist Paul Tanner and amateur inventor Bob Whitsell in the late 1950s to produce a sound to mimic that of the... Continue Reading →

Music Monday: Armen Ra “Plays The Theremin”

I was first introduced to Armen Ra’s music through the radio show and podcast Spellbound, a brief program of music for theremin where I heard the song “Dle Yaman”. The song is both beautiful and haunting. I immediately bought his album Plays the Theremin which is simply fantastic. Most of the songs have sparse accompaniment... Continue Reading →

An Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson’s Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch

Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument -- A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.” I met Tim at my recent concert... Continue Reading →

Free Music Friday: “Control Zone” Electronica Track and Video by Mark Mosher Performed on Theremin and AudioCube

Watch embedded video One Man, One Theremin, One AudioCube :^) In this video I perform the original instrumental electronic music song "Control Zone" off of my album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS which you can download name your price (enter $0 for FREE) on http://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/i-hear-your-signals. You can of course also buy my songs/albums on iTunes, Amazon... Continue Reading →

Free Music Friday: “Dark Signals” Electronica Track and Video by Mark Mosher

Watch Embedded Video (I recommend watching in HD!)   "Dark Signals" is a song from my album I Hear Your Signals. This is an original dark electronica song with driving big beats, bit-crushed high-hats, a dash of ambient texture, and distorted synth leads. It's one of my favorite songs off the album and is becoming... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Leon Theremin’s Birthday with Video, Notes, Links, and a Soundcloud Set

Leon Theremin (born Lev Sergeyevich Terme) was born on this day, August 15th, 1896. To help celebrate I’m going to do a bit of a stream of consciousness post and will offer some links on Leon and his wonderful instrument and some notes on my use of it. Hang in there till the end of... Continue Reading →

Overview and Time-Lapse Video of My Ableton Live Laptop Music Rig + Controllers

Over the years I’ve played hundreds of shows as a keyboardist using my trusty Apex column with various hardware synths.  In late 2009 I had a vision to create a new Ableton Live laptop-centric rig using only virtual synths running in Live. While I wanted to play some keys, I was really excited to add... Continue Reading →

I Join the Moog & Theremin Communities with My New Moog Etherwave

Yesterday, I received the last instrumental element of my rig – the Moog Etherwave Theremin. It was actually a gift from my wife and extended family which makes it even more special! I’ve included a few pictures in this post and you can see more over on my Facebook Fan page. If you’ve been following... Continue Reading →

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