Archive for the ‘Theremin Video’ Category

“Sicilienne” by Gabriel Fauré

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This was the composition that was played forty-five years ago at my wedding.

 

The Aviary On Mars

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A year ago, the notion of creating a short musical science fiction fantasy about Mars was just a seed.
Here’s the full flower, from the new performance piece, “Scheduled Flights on a Theremin.”.

 

While We Wait…

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Things are in a holding pattern for the duration of the time spent working on the new film,
(see below), so, in keeping with the last reprise, here are some theremin video reminders…

 

 

 

Coming Soon: Gabriel Fauré’s “Berceuse” and the original “Aviary on Mars.”

Mendelssohn’s “Song Without Words”

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The newest video, first one for 2017. It’s Felix Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words, Opus 19, No 1.
this sublimely evocative melody has fascinated me for many years. Now, finally, I’ve been able
to record it and create a short music video inspired by it.
 

Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No.2

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It is thought that the word, “Gnosienne” is a vague allusion to Gnossos (or Knossos), an ancient city
on the island of Crete where once stood the palace of King Minos and the Minotaur’s labyrinth. But
that is neither here nor there (nor under the table). To quote the composer completely out of context
“And then the door opens, opens, opens like an eye: a formless silent being comes closer and closer
and closer. Not a drop of sweat remains in my terrified body; and besides, I am very, very thirsty.
A voice comes out of the shadows, “Sir, I think I am clairvoyant.” That, as they say, just about says
it all, doesn’t it?.

Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1

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From the CD, Euphonic Verses (available on Amazon), and from one of the most eccentric composers
that has ever lived, here is Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1. Visuals loosely inspired by Picasso’s
costume designs for Satie’s ballet, Parade, as well as Dada, surrealism and yesterday’s vegan
tuna sandwich. This piece is offered (to quote the composer out of context) to “show all those
affected by incommensurable tedium, profound disgust with existence, or unending bitterness, an
infallible way to be promptly cheered up.” Several of the composer’s notations are included.