Atmosphere | Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Wednesday 16th June 2010, 8.30 for 9pm.

Selected and introduced by Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman of FOUND we present a documentary about the inventor of one of the first electronic instruments, the eponymous theremin. The instrument produces its unusual sound by using the player's hands to control the signals of an electromagnetic field. FOUND will be tinkering with this technology during the screening.


Its Russian-born inventor, Leon Theremin, quickly went from playing his instrument for Lenin to breaking America. The sound however became something of a cliché in science fiction films as the accompaniment to shots of flying saucers. Kidnapped by the K.G.B, Theremin vanished back to the Soviet Union in the late 1930s and forced to work on espionage-related technology.

Supported by Pufferfish and Arts & Business.

Attached Images

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey