RCA Theremin & Talking Machine

May 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

The theremin in this video is the instrument that once belonged to Julius Goldberg, the partner and personal assistant of Russian inventor Leon Theremin. This is a 1929 RCA theremin that was customized by Goldberg in the early 1930’s and provided with “lightning bolt” volume and pitch antennas. In this video, I am using an ELECTRO-HARMONIX “Talking Machine” on a fixed, open “AH” sound, which lends to the tone a remarkable likeness to a human tenor.

The theremin has often been compared to an “electric soprano” but used with the Talking Machine, it can also be an ELECTRIC TENOR or an ELECTRIC BARITONE!

The composition is the famous tenor aria, NESSUN DORMA, from the opera TURANDOT by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

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