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Theremin : ether music and espionage

Author: Albert Glinsky
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Life story of the Soviet scientist whose genius introduced the world to electronic music, including the forerunner of today's synthesizer, but also masterminded spy techniques against the United States.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Léon Thérémin; Léon Thérémin; Léon Thérémin; Léon Thérémin; Léon Thérémin; Lev S Termen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Glinsky
ISBN: 0252025822 9780252025822 0252072758 9780252072758
OCLC Number: 43286443
Description: xvi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Soviet power plus electrification --
2. The great musical wonder of our time --
3. Capitalism plus electrification --
4. A Theremin in every home --
5. The ether wave salon --
6. Alarms, magic mirrors, and the ethereal suspension --
7. "I. Leon Theremin" --
8. Yowsah, yowsah --
9. On the Yauza : screws, politicals, and Radio Street --
10. Free music : new waves on the home front --
11. Mailboxes and the invisible man --
12. In the vanguard : perfume, sci-fi, and hobbyists --
13. A One-room flat and the microstructure of time.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Albert Glinsky ; foreword by Robert Moog.


Leon Theremin led a life of flamboyant musical invention laced with daring electronic stealth. A creative genius and prolific inventor, Theremin launched the field of electronic music virtually  Read more...


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"Glinsky has traced the fascinating story of Lev Sergeivitich Termen, Russian scientist, radio engineer and inventor of the first electronic musical instrument. The haunting wail of the 'theremin' is Read more...

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