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A Theremin for Alex

Vladimir Preobrazhenskiy from Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod shared this heart warming story with me: "A little while ago, my friends musicians were having a gig, and a little boy approached them afterwards. The boy looked very vivid and involved with music, and the boy kind of charmed them. One problem, when being a toddler, he had lost all fingers on his right arm (by an accident), hence almost no way he could play any music. Eventually, an idea sparked, why couldn't he learn to play the theremin? Surprisingly, this idea highly resonated among the local musicians, we did some arrangements, delegated the hardware part to me, and finally, arranged the charity gig to hand the instrument to the boy and to raise some money to cover the instrument, and maybe the classes. The said gig occurred yesterday, and this all went very well and warm." Thanks for making this happen and sharing with me, Vladimir.


In the picture, Alex playing the theremin that Vladimir built from a mahagony-ish box from an elite Whiskey bottle :-)

 

«DIY Open.Theremin» Workshop in Bern

For young people from the age of 15 and adults a DIY Open.Theremin Workshop will take place on Saturday September 8th in Bern Switzerland. The workshop is run by the best mentor team possible: Coralie Ehinger and Felix Bänteli (Labor Luzern) will build the theremins with you. And Dorit Chrysler will give everyone an introduction into playing the instrument.

Antenna Kit

Due to popular demand we developed and produced an antenna kit for the Open Theremin. Made from golden anodized aluminum the antennas fit well with the theremin design. A simple plug connection make the antennas small and portable just as the OpenTheremin itself. Get it now in the shop. Free shipping!

New webshop, theremin purple

The OpenTheremin project has a new webshop. You can now shop conveniently in a real webshop with shopping cart and all features. To celebrate this I am launching a limited edition of OpenTheremin Purple. So plenty of good reasons to get an Open.Theremin now and try out the new webshop here.

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