Theremin Dolls Play Symphony

You have to see this...      31/10/07
Theremin Dolls Play Symphony
Wave Your Hands And Make It Sing

Masami Takeuchi, a Japanese thereminist invented Matryomin in 1999 – a theremin built into a traditional Russian wooden doll, Matrioshka.
Matryomin is a pitch controlled theremin capable of a five octave range. Masami Takeuchi tells us that the distance of 1 octave at Low-Middle range is pretty much the same as with Moog’s Etherwave theremin so if you have acquired the basic technique to play one of those, you can play Matryomin the same way.
Mandarin Electron, a company directed by Masami Takeuchi, started manufacturing Matryomin on a commercial basis in 2003. Now, a 2nd generation model is available.
If you want to see a whole bunch of the dolls in action check out the YouTube vid of Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 in E minor,op.95 from the New World… perhaps better known to us uncultured oiks in the UK as the Hovis advert music.
Thanks to Gizmodo for putting us onto this one.
Pricing and Availability:
see website More information:
  • www.mandarinelectron.com

    More From: MANDARIN ELECTRON

    1 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Marc JX8P    Said...

    Fantastic!

    01-Nov-07 02:05 PM


    Post a comment 
     



More Videos


Modular Meets Leeds: Thonk DIY 

We talk to Steve at Thonk about the DIY Eurorack scene


Stekker 2015: Thijs de Vlieger of Noisia 

We caught up with one third of the Drum and Bass trio to talk modular


Stekker 2015: Colin Benders Modular Setup 

Mr Kyteman gives a performance and a rundown of the modular rig he used for performance at Modulation


Modular Meets Leeds: Radek Rudnicki 

Sound designer, music composer and performer shows off his rig