Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cue the Spooky Music

Cue the spooky music.

Sixteen years ago this week, Leon Theremin died.

The Russian inventor of the weird electronic instrument that you play without touching it wanted to invent something you could play without expending any mechanical energy.

I'm pretty sure he didn't think it would one day be used for this:


Or this:


This past weekend, I was at a Halloween party where someone brought a theremin. And I'm here to tell you, it's impossible to play the theremin without making weird faces. (Or at least it is for me...)

1 comment:

emcofnorthridge said...

Love these clips! Great performances... the bottom guy is exceptional.