Theremin On-Line Resources

Leon Theremin was born in St. Petersburg in 1895. An inventor, he created the theremin while trying to fix local oscillations in a radio–around 1918! The theremin is the first electronic music instrument, regarded as the ancestor of the keyboard synthesizer. The theremin is unique because it is not touched–the musician waves hands near a pair of antennas to alter pitch and volume.

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View the original patent on Google, or browse a machine-readable version.

To learn more about MouSing, a sound-creation program for Windows inspired by the theremin, click here: mousing icon

For more theremin info:

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey is a must-see movie, information at

The Theremin Enthusiasts Club International is at

Cult of the Theremin at–thecultofthetheremin

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