It’s instrumental

May 31, 2013

Tracy Farr

In my novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, the eponymous Lena Gaunt – musician, octogenarian, junkie – is Music’s Most Modern Musician; theremin player of legend. So, I’ve been thinking a lot about theremins for the last few years, while I’ve been writing the novel. I may even have become a little obsessed with them (OK, disclosure: so obsessed that last summer I embroidered an RCA theremin on a cushion). Because I’ve been thinking about them so much and for so long, I didn’t quite realise just how unfamiliar a musical instrument the theremin is to most people. I’ve been asked ...
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