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‘Sounds of Ether’


Invented in 1919, Léon Theremin’s keyboardless electronic instrument has been used by serious composers (Copeland, Ives, Bernard Hermann), rockers (the Beach Boys, Pixies, Sleater-Kinney), and everyone in between. Tonight, five expert thereminists—Améthyste, Kip Rosser, Cornelius Loy, Dorit Chrysler, and Rob Schwimmer—demonstrate their various styles, which range from romantic and dreamy to dramatic and unearthly.

Wed., Dec. 12, 9:30 p.m., 2012