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Technically Classical Episode 1: The Theremin Mon, 2010-12-06 20:38


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This show explores the widely-renowned first electronic musical instrument: the theremin. Cited as ?where it all began?, the theremin burst onto the scene after its near-accidental invention in 1920, and has since had an undeniable impact on musical technology. Despite this, the theremin received scathing reviews in its early years amongst the established community; regarded more as a ?magical toy? than musical instrument. Eventually the theremin found a niche outside the concert halls and in the cinema house; featured in film scores, notably the sci-fi genre, and managed to escape its critical debut.