Dorit Chrysler ( USA – Austria )



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What prompted you to play theremin?

upon first encounter with the theremin I was intrigued by its sonic possibilities, its capacity of expression and the fact that the instrument deserved to be taken serious and to be explored. It was simply love at first sight

What were your first feelings when you heard the sounds of theremin

i call it the *Houdini Effect*

and where did it happen?

my first impression was encountering a theremin at a friends house. Then i saw Clara Rockmore play and was just in awe of this unique instrument.

What is your musical philosophy and what place it occupies a theremin?

Finding my own voice of expression through different tools — the theremin can be so emotional and is a direct link to body and heart. It became an extension of myself.

Prospects for theremin and its place in modern music space — how
you see them? For what qualities you value this tool?

I anticipate the theremin being more present and dominant in contemporary music in days to come, a new generation of players as well as instruments will demonstrate what the theremin is capable of — I am very optimistic and excited about this and vow to do my part in spreading the word.

Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?

I have moog theremins and a custom made theremin by Charlie Hobbs. i find each instrument has its own strength and weakness so i am using them all in different ways where needed. the new moog there mini surpasses the capacity as a traditional instrument, i am curious to see how people will end up using it

(Theremin Times< 2014)