Theremin Centenary Concert (w. Lydia Kavina) – Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert

Date: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Location: St. Alfege Church, Greenwich, London

Tickets: £5 or offer £30 for 7 Concerts in the Loudspeaker Concert Series

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Virtuoso Lydia Kavina leads a Theremin ensemble in a diverse programme celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the invention of the Theremin.

Theremin Centenary Concert – 19th February 2020

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this iconic electronic instrument, this concert featured new compositions and historically important works, showcasing the history of a century of theremin music.

— Concert Programme —

  • Introduction – Lev Theremin & Ensemble
  • Chase – Andrew Knight-Hill – [PREMIERE]
  • The Swan – Camille Saint-Saëns Arr. Lydia Kavina
  • Free Music 1 & 2 – Percy Grainger
  • Rhythmicon Ensemble – Lydia Kavina
  • Hyperdrone #2 – Anna Triosi – [LONDON PREMIERE]
  • Mixing Radio – Lydia Kavina
  • Theremin Breaks – Mishael Holdbrook [PREMIERE]
  • Theremin Film Music – Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Howard Shaw
  • Sirenscapes – Nadine Schütz – [WORLD PREMIERE]

—- The Performers —-
–Theremin Ensemble —
Lev Theremin
Lydia Kavina
Charlie Draper
Terry Bowler
Greta Pistaceci
Alina Islamova
Susi O’Neill
Sam Enthoven

–Electronic Sound–
Mishael Holdbrook
Nadine Schutz

–Prepared Piano–
Anna Triosi

–Video & Sound Projection–
Andrew Knight-Hill
Reid Dudley-Pearson

Lydia Kavina is one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin. She began studying the theremin at the age of 9 under the direction of Léon Theremin. Lydia’s most notable recent works were solo performance in Danny Elfman’s UK concert tour with BBC concert orchestra and London Concert orchestra (2013-2014), as well as the theremin solo in ”The Little Mermaid”, a ballet by Lera Auerbach, choreographed by John Neumeier, in Copenhagen New Opera House, Hamburger Staatsoper and Beijing Tianqiao Theater, (2005-2015). Lydia played for a number of film soundtracks including “Ed Wood” and “eXistetnZ” with music by Howard Shore and ”The Machinist” by Roque Banos.

The Loudspeaker Orchestra presents immersive acoustic experiences through programmed concerts of multichannel sound design, sonic art and electroacoustic music. Regular concerts, featuring work by international artists alongside students of Sound Design, take place in and around Greenwich.

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