Hands Off at Ether Festival 2010

I will be performing on the 17th of April as part of the Theremin Circle at this year’s Ether Festival at the South Bank Centre.

This is an unmissable opportunity to witness solo performances by some of the leading thereminists in the country, as well as to interact with the instruments and with theremin-installations and to participate in workshops with theremin virtuosa and great-niece of  Leon Theremin, Lydia Kavina.  And all for FREE!

Full details:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

13:00 – 18:00

Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XZ

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Hands Off at Ether 2010 includes…

solo theremin performances by

Lydia Kavina, http://www.lydiakavina.com/
Chris Conway, http://www.chrisconway.org/
Alexander Thomas http://www.myspace.com/alexanderthomasmusic
Beat Frequency http://www.youtube.com/GordonCharlton
AND a Theremin Cello duet.

(These are the same cellists that are performing at the Southbank Centre the day before. More info here http://is.gd/9gFZu )

This will be followed by a talk and master class from Lydia Kavina and then a workshop – an opportunity for members of the public to try out our theremins and talk to thereminists about the instrument.

The Theremin Circle is the Grand Finale. It will start at 17:20 and end at 18:00. There will be twenty thereminists involved.

There will also be an interactive theremin installation, consisting of sixteen custom units designed and built by Fred Mundell of Fundamental Designs Ltd. http://www.fundamental-designs.com/

The interactive theremin installation will remain in use for the week of the Ether Festival, both for the public to interact with, and for various electronic musicians to connect their effects and synths to during the week.

Hands Off at Ether is free. No admission charge.

You can find out about other events in this year’s Ether Festival here:

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/festivals-series/ether

– Many thanks to Gordon Charlton (aka Beat Frequency) for this amazing opportunity and for organising what promises to be a truly unforgettable event. –

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