Theremin for the Masses

Aileen Alder is virtuoso in a sea of Theremin hacks (of which I am one), her style of playing comes from the Clara Rockmore school, ie smooth and precise.  She recently finished a CD of collaborations with a number of austin musicians which you can buy from her website at thereminforthemasses.com .

To learn more about the history of this unique instrument I suggest the video Theremin – An Electronic Odyssey (1995) .

I had the opportunity to take some photo with her over the holidays:

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Brian Birzer is a freelance photographer based in Austin TX
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