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Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage

Theremin Ether Music and Espionage Written by an award winning composer whose music has been performed in the US Europe and the Far East this title combines the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in various th

  • Title: Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage
  • Author: Albert Glinsky
  • ISBN: 9780252072758
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written by an award winning composer whose music has been performed in the US, Europe, and the Far East, this title combines the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in various things from the KGB to Macy s store windows, Alcatraz to the Beach Boys, Hollywood thrillers to the United Nations, Joseph Stalin to Shirley Temple.

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    1. It's impossible to read this book without getting a whole new perspective on the world around you and without leaning new details about the smallest and simplest things. Reading Theremin is a completely different experience and it's a really interesting book.

    2. Anyone who has dabbled in electronic music in the past half century, with its synthesizers, drum machines, amplification circuitry, and such, perhaps owes a great debt to the spirit of Lev Terman, known in the West as he was by the name of Leon Theremin. The instrument Termen invented back in the 1920's in Sovet Russia, (known to us all by the name theremin) led on to the inspirations of Robert Moog, who of course, building on Termen's ideas, cobbled together the first modular sound generators i [...]

    3. A phenomenal book. Fifteen years of incredible archival research has created - I believe - the definitive biography of Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen). Glinsky has enacted a profound work of scholarship here, working the archive but also opening and understanding the (large) gaps and silences in the Theremin narrative.The Theremin biography is also a history of the twentieth century, modernity and the Soviet Union. All parts of this history are integrated, including an outstanding Forewor [...]

    4. A wonderful, incredibly researched biography of the man who invented a way to make music from radio waves--and much more.

    5. It's kind of slow. Part of the slowness is due to the lack of raw materials about Theremin's personal life, since what there may have been such as letters, cables, etc were all swallowed up by the Soviet machine decades ago, never to be seen again. Where I'm bogged down now is around 1930. Theremin is in America, making deals, securing patents, putting on concerts and so forth -- all this is told through whatever public documents the author has managed to dig up, with a heavy reliance on marketi [...]

    6. I fell in love with the theremin when I was 12 years old. The ethereal and wavy sound of the nothing, creeping inside like a kitten, and growing stronger and more wild with each movement. This book is not about that at all. It's quite technical and if you are in to the behind the music scene, the inventive mind, and stories about intriguing real people, this is something to check out. If you want to hear and see the story, watch MOOG. You will get the homogenized cream, instead of the rich versi [...]

    7. Absolutely fantastic. Readably and entertainingly piles fact upon biographical fact, incidentally making clear how much myth-making there is in the (admittedly awesome) documentary THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY. Also - check out the bit where Theremin unsuccessfully pioneers the tech gamers now know as the Kinect - he wanted dancers' choreographed movements to generate music (in the 1920s)! And if anyone has forgotten the paranoia and horror of Stalin's Russia and the gulags, this book will vi [...]

    8. After seeing the documentary "Moog" by Hans Fjellestad, I wanted to know more about Lev Termen (Leon Theremin). While this book is very good and very thorough, be warned that it contains a lot of technical detail regarding Theremin's inventions and work so some parts could be a little dry or boring for those not familiar with/interested in those technical details. Still, it is well worth the read if you are at all curious about his fascinating life, Russia's violent and oppressive recent past, e [...]

    9. The story of Leon Theremin is incredible, but unfortunately the book's weighed down with too many superfluous details. Every time you get to a great, suspenseful part, there's a long tangent about something like the status of each of Theremin's patents. The details are interesting, but as a narrative, it gets to be a slog.

    10. This is a well-researched book about a man who lived a fascinating life. Some sections dragged on a bit much with arcane details and could have been edited down but this did not detract from the overall quality of the story.4.5*

    11. i wanted really to learn about the theremin, not a huge-ass damn boring detailed history of who said what when and who stopped whom from going where. ugh.

    12. He invented the TV, made "Good Vibrations" possible and may have been a commie spy. What have you done with your life?

    13. This could be ***** if it had been edited with a heavier hand. Too many passages read like raw notes.

    14. Super book-- lots of great Russian, American, and Music History. It's fun to read about all the fascinating interactions he had with American artists and musicians.

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