Book: Theremin - Ether Music and Espionage by Albert Glinsky
A creative genius and prolific inventor, Leon Theremin almost single-handedly launched the field of electronic music in 1920.
The theremin--the only musical instrument that is played without being touched--created a sensation worldwide and paved the way for the modern synthesizer. But the otherworldly sound that entranced millions was only part of Theremin's epic life.
Biographer Albert Glinsky is an award-winning author and composer whose music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He is a research fellow and professor of music at Mercyhurst University.
The book's foreword was written by Bob Moog.
Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage won the 2001 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and is regarded as the definitive work on the life of Leon Theremin.
"Glinsky has traced the fascinating story of Lev Termen, Russian scientist, radio engineer and inventor of the first electronic musical instrument. The haunting wail of the 'theremin' is perhaps best known from the Beach Boys' 1966 hit 'Good Vibrations', but Glinsky demonstrates that its inventor deserves to be more than a footnote in the history of modern music. . . . A fascinating rediscovery of a forgotten man, and a valuable contribution to the history of the future."--London Times
"With 'Theremin,' Albert Glinsky has created an amazing new thriller biography. As a guidebook through the twentieth century, 'Theremin' is an incredible story of invention, music, history, science, and espionage -- a celebration of pure creativity."--David Harrington, Kronos Quartet
Softcover, 480 pages of insightful and interesting history
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