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MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | WORKSHOP
DORIT CHRYSLER: ADULT THEREMIN WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, SEP 18 2016, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Invented in 1919 by Russian electro physicist Lev Sergejewitch Termen and notoriously hard to play, the theremin is the only instrument that generates sound without being touched. Theremin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler will share her own artistic approach to the instrument and give participants a chance to discover the truly creative world of the theremin.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in Graz and best known for her theremin style, Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific performing career as a vocalist, guitarist and producer. One of the few theremin virtuosos worldwide, she is the founder of the New York Theremin Society and America's first theremin school for children. Following her musicology studies in Vienna, she moved to New York to start a career as a writer, producer and musician. Her solo work ranges from electronic pop music to film soundscapes - most recently for the soundtrack of the HBO documentary "Going Clear". She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, collaborated with numerous international artists and produced a wide range of compositions, some of them commissioned by the Venice Biennale and the MoMA Film Department. Recipient of several residencies and grants, she is also the subject of a documentary in the making following her most recent travels to China, Japan, Russia and Brazil.
Generous support provided by Moog Music