MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | WORKSHOP
DORIT CHRYSLER: KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL
SUNDAY, SEP 18 2016, 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
As part of this year's Moving Sounds Festival, Kid Cool Theremin School is proud to present its first Manhattan workshop, teaching children the fundamentals of playing the theremin. Instructed by theremin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler, young participants will be involved in a fun and creative approach to exercise hearing, motor skills, rhythm and melodies. They will be given the chance to explore this truly unique instrument that defies conventional playing methods and rules, leading them to find their own voice of expression.
- The Wall Street Journal wrote about the classes: "Playing a Theremin is like Tickling Butterflies".
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