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Discussion on: 100th Anniversary of the Theremin

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Abe Dolinger

Happy centeneversary Theremin! My favorite theremin line is probably from Humming by Portishead. (Although I'm pretty sure it's a synth patch, and not a real theremin.)

If you're a fan of early electronic instruments, have you checked out the Ondes Martenot? I would love to play one.

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Wow! The Ondes Martenot is soooo cool. I'm going to have to see if I can locate one of these — I'd love to try playing one too. While I'd never actually seen one and didn't know what it sounded like, I was reading about Radiohead's Kid A album recently and noticed that they used one of these on some tunes. Meant to look into it, but the Wikipedia blackhole took me elsewhere, haha!

Anyway, I'm totally gonna go look up Humming now. Portishead is awesome. Thanks for the suggestion!