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|Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:33 pm Post subject:
Unholy Secrets of the Theremin
|Unholy Secrets of the Theremin - an electro-hit!
On Saturday, August 27, I was lucky enough to catch the last performance of Unholy Secrets of the Theremin, by Kip Rosser and Jef Anderson. This is a wonderfully thoughtful, humorous, musical performance of Theremin and Piano with dramatic dialog. It was a spellbinding experience. I wish everyone who loves eccentric genius and electronic music could have seen this show; it was very exciting.
Kip Rosser performed on Theremin at electro-music 2005. He is an outstanding Theremin player. Jef Anderson is an superb pianist. They performed 11 pieces for Theremin and piano. In between there was some pretty clever mind-bending dialog. The pieces they played were:
Get Together Weather
Music: Frederick Hollander
Lyrics: Dr. Seuss
John Lennon - Paul McCartney
My Man's Gone Now
Lo Que Vendra
Le Gitan et la Fille
Theme from Star Trek
With their dialog, Rosser and Anderson told the fascinating story of Leon Theremin. Theremin lived a brilliant but tortured life. He was a creative engineering genius trapped in the twisted communist system, always on a short leash and just one step away from elimination by Stalin's regime. The dialog very cleverly tells this twisted story with humor, absurdity and profundity. While the invention of the Theremin is presented, it is just one of many facinating aspects to Theremin's life.
There were striking costumes and even a delightful choreography. It was good music and great fun. The audience responded enthusiastically.
Congratulations Kip and Jef. Good show. I loved it...
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