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arlenm
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arlenm   8/8/2014 3:25:13 PM
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For theremin fans, there's a very enjoyable new novel out now, inspired by the life of Lev Termen:

"Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true story of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen - creator of the theremin - and of Clara Rockmore - its greatest player."

"Roving from Manhattan speakeasies to the Siberian taiga, from Alcatraz to the Kremlin, this is a book of love and electricity, jazz and espionage - filled with music, longing, and a little kung fu."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935639811/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1935639811&linkCode=as2&tag=gramophoned-20

Recommended!

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Re: theremini
Susan Rambo   8/7/2014 8:14:13 PM
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@Max: Be brave! It's easier to beg forgiveness

LOL. You are tricky. Maybe damngoodengineer has a damngoodpoint: How about using a Leap Motion controller instead?

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damngoodengineer   8/7/2014 6:32:31 PM
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How about using a Leap Motion controller instead?

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 6:00:30 PM
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@Susan: Signing off on such a thing is above my pay grade, Max!

Be brave! It's easier to beg forgiveness than it is to ask permission LOL

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Susan Rambo   8/7/2014 5:36:43 PM
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Signing off on such a thing is above my pay grade, Max!

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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 2:03:14 PM
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@Susan: ...what would you rather have: a ultra sleek Theremini or the joy of making one yourself?

I've already had the joy of making one myself -- now I'l like to play with one that works (LOL), so if you're offering to buy me one I'll take the ultra sleek Theremini :-)

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Re: Theremins
Sheepdoll   8/7/2014 12:38:57 PM
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spellbound

Susan Rambo
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Re: theremini
Susan Rambo   8/7/2014 11:54:44 AM
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@Max, what would you rather have: a ultra sleek Theremini or the joy of making one yourself?

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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 10:48:24 AM
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@Susan: When you get your Theremini (and I'm sure it will end up in your office...er..."Pleasure Dome"), you could post a short video comment with you playing it.

I think EE Times should buy me one for research purposes -- I could do a tear-down (said Max, hopefully :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 10:46:40 AM
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@David: I hope you'll soon be posting a video of you playing that on your Ukelele, multi-tracked on the PSoC Theremin?

Hope springs eternal...

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