Leon Theremin

the theremin

The First electronic musical instrument

Léon Theremin was a Russian and Soviet inventor . He was born on August 27th,  1896 and died on November 3rd , 1993 . He is famous for his invention of the  theremin,  one of the first electronic musical instruments .

  Léon Theremin

Theremin is an electronic music instrument , invented in 1919 : it is one of the oldest electronic instruments made of an electronic case with two antennas . Theremin can produce music without being touched by the instrumentalist.

We command the tune of the key with the right hand to the vertical antenna . The horizontal antenna, in the shape of a buckle, is used to make the tune vary with  the left hand.

by Alexine, French team

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2 responses

  1. Thank you Alexine for this wonderful presentation. I could not imagine that people could have electronic musical instruments as back the beginning of the previous century!

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