Theremin - An Electronic Odyssey
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Very few people would recognize the name of Leon Theremin (1896-1993) if it weren't for the electronic musical instrument he invented around 1918. Fans of the first Star Trek series will recognize its sounds, but it was used in orchestral compositions and movies quite extensively for many decades, and even played a role in the Brian Wilson's composition of the Beach Boys' hit Good Vibrations. However, this documentary shows that the inventor of the forerunner instrument in electronic music is a person whose life had a lot more to offer than that. He was called "the Soviet… More
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"Brilliant in moments if also flawed, this is a fascinating chronicle of the man who revolutionized modern music with the world's first electronic instrument; impact on movie scores is one of the docu's best parts."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A fine, straight-forward documentary that relates an incredible story."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Fascinating."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Dad I not known that this was a documentary, I could have convinced myself that this was a Woody Allen comedy about a genius inventor of screwball machines."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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