The Theremin -A short introduction to a unique instrument
by Carolina Eyck
German-Serbian-born Carolina Eyck was introduced to the theremin by her parents at the age of 7. She took her first theremin lessons with Lydia Kavina. After her debut in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2002 she has been invited to concerts and festivals around the world. It was not long before she was known as one of the best theremin soloists worldwide.
The theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist. It is named after the Westernized name of its Soviet inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. I so love the frequency of this instrument and it calibrates at about 540 which is love and joy. When I hear the sound frequency I feel like I am hearing the Angel realm singing in joy!
Thereminist Carolina Eyck shows us how this mysterious electronic instrument works, and how she finds freedom and creates beautiful melodies by "playing the air."