Theremin and theremists
If God or Gods or Angels or Devils could play a musical instrument, this would be, with no doubts, Theremin. An unprecedented Russian innovation, it’s simply magic. It’s a musical instrument that can’t be touched. Or, better: touched with no touch. The Theremin player, or the theremist, looks like a maestro with no button, a commander of an invisible orchestra, inebriating the listener with ether. In fact, theremin sounds like the wind coming inside through the window, or like the hypnotic chant of a mermaid, like the invisible presence of a phantom.
A performer manages sound without touching the instrument. Particularly, with the help of hand movements in the air near the two antennas, the only tool of its kind.
Meanwhile, Theremin sounds in academic, jazz, rock and pop music, Soviet and foreign films. Noteworthy, outstanding personalities played the theremin – Vladimir Lenin, Charlie Chaplin, and Albert Einstein. Today, such musicians as Sting, Jean-Michel Jarre, Rammstein, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Portheshead, Sting, Сплин, БГ, and БИ2 used it.
Category Archive: Art
Theremin and theremists
Silence of the Lambs 1991
In fact, filmed in 1990, this multiple Oscar-winning thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris “The Silence of the Lambs” (1988) became known worldwide. Beautiful Jodie Foster starring as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Her shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer. Nicknamed Buffalo Bill, he kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr.Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist. Also, he is a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism.
Alderney Tapestry Project
According to the craftsmen of the beautiful Tapestry Project, it took them a year to create it. The tapestry, in particular, is 70m long and woven to tell the tale of the final days of King Harold’s encounter with William the Conqueror in battle. However, until now that tale did not include the coronation of William, which happened on Christmas Day 1066. According to historians, the final segment of the Bayeux Tapestry was lost, that’s why the islanders began the project to restore it. Meanwhile, Kate Russell, Alderney librarian, along with 416 Alderney residents worked on the project.
According to the craftsmen, they began the original tapestry from the Battle of Hastings. Discovered in the early 18th Century, it ended with the death of King Harold at Hastings. Commissioned by William the Conqueror’s half-brother Bishop Odo, the Bayeux Tapestry aimed to celebrate his victory over Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Loneliness in the net 2006 film
The author of the film “S@motnosc w sieci” 9English – “Loneliness in the net”) is Witold Adamek, Polish director and operator.
Eva (played by Maria Aguero) lives in Poland, and Jakub in Germany. As often happens in modern life, they accidentally get acquainted thanks to the global network. They begin to communicate via the Internet, through e-mail and ICQ. Meanwhile, the more they talk, the more they approach to each other, beginning to fall in love… Finally, they decide to meet in real life. But all is not as it should be.
The author also describes the life of each of them “out of the network” – friends, family, work, preferences in music. After a long virtual communication, the characters meet in Paris, and soon after they face trials that will play a major role in their relationship and the life of each of them.
According to annotation to the film, “From all that is eternal, love has the shortest period”.
Representational crop art by Stan Herd
Born into a family of a Kansas farmer, American Crop artist Stan Herd graduated from Wichita State University. He is famous for his crop art – a method of creating images by digging, disking, plowing and otherwise manipulating acres of green space. Meanwhile, the themes of his land art – people, landscapes and brands. World famous, Stan Herd is the preeminent representational earthworks artist. In fact, Herd has created his beautiful earthworks projects around the world. And in particular, in England, Cuba, Australia and the United States.
Korean artist Shin Jong Sik
In addition to being an artist, Shin Jong Sik is an art professor, and the author of two watercolor books. His inspiring collection consists of beautiful still life paintings, landscapes, seascapes and floral paintings. Korean watercolorist Shin Jong Sik creates paintings that are especially stunning to view because of the game of light and color. From soft, delicate details to bold, sweeping brushstrokes, Shin skillfully wields his brush, resulting in paintings that are vivid and dynamic. Shin has had 24 solo exhibition in Seoul (Korea), Beijing, China, New York, USA, Tokyo, Japan, and Berlin, Germany.
Photography art by Jan von Holleben
Based on his earlier series of photography titled “Dreams of Flying”, creative German photographer Jan von Holleben recently has presented the set of beautiful images. In fact, they were an addition to his series Dreams of Flying Revisited. In particular, he created the photographs of a young beautiful woman and her quirky bed of dreams for German newspaper ZEIT. According to the artist, he aimed “to create visual art work for a feature on dreams and what they mean to us”. Holleben amazingly transformed blankets and other everyday bedroom-type objects into imaginary but fun dream scenes.