A Theremin at NEARfest

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A Theremin at NEARfest

Post by King » Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:27 pm

http://www.anglagard.net/images/Anglagard_live_in_Stockholm_2003-06-11_11.jpg

Cool picture of Anna Holmgren from Anglagard playing a Theremin... actually it's a really bad picture... but its the best one I could find.
This wasn't taken at NF, it was at some concert in Stockholm, but Anglagard did have a Theremin at NF too. The only problem is I didnt know what they were at the time so I didnt take much notice. I will pay much more attention this year, I hope someone uses one.
I've still never actually heard one (that I know of) but I am going to listen to my Anglagard discs again and see if I can pick it out. But Anglagard uses mellotron too, how will I know the difference? From what people say in the forums the two instruments sound somewhat alike.
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Post by Theremin » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:19 pm

A mellotron is an older sampling instrument. If you've heard the opening to Starless (king crimson) or any other King Crimson stuff, you know what it sounds like. A theremin sounds more "slidy" and less cheesy sounding. it is the weird noise on Good Vibrations by the beach boys and is used on a bunch of old 50s soundtracks.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:05 am

have you played a theremin before?
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Post by Theremin » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:51 am

Are you asking me or king? :lol: I own a Moog Etherwave and I'm doing an independent study in school next year on Theremin Performance. I have definitely played it before. :D
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:48 pm

awesome, i was asking both...
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Post by King » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:37 am

DruidsGlass wrote:awesome, i was asking both...


haha, if I had ever played one I guess I would know what it sounds like, wouldn't I? :wink: So, no, I have not. I've never even seen one up close, only in pics...I love trons tho, If I played any instruments at all I think it would be neat to play a tron. Even if just doing a few chords for fun.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:57 pm

lol, i've played a theremin..albeit i didnt know what it was at the time...heheh
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Post by Theremin » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:59 pm

Once I get my recorder on Saturday, I can post some sound files so you guys can hear what it sound like...
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:22 am

what kind of recorder r u getting?
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:27 am

He just talked about it on the "Other Equipment" Page. Remmeber?
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:03 am

I'm leaning towards the Tascam, just because people I know have reccomended it. It is $100 more than the zoom though. I may have to empty my change jat a bit...
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:36 pm

ouch...if it were me i'd go w/ the lower priced one myself...but i'm cheap so what can i say?
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:29 pm

Says the person who bought almost the entire GH catalogue in under 2 weeks! :lol:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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