Rhizome is pleased to offer a hand-on workshop with one of the world's leading Theremin players, Pamelia Stickney. From first-timers to the more experienced, this workshop is open to all ages. It's not necessary to have experience playing other instruments because there is nothing that resembles the approach to playing the theremin.
We'll roll up our sleeves and explore the basics of how the Theremin works(such as tuning/calibrating the instrument to your body/surroundings), strategies for optimizing control of the beast, techniques which are useful for expressing in any style from classical to experimental...(pizzicato, legato, aerial fingering) and we'll also delve into playing through effects pedals to add other colors to the soundpalette. (looping, harmonizers, microsynth).
If you have a theremin - bring it along because no two theremins have the same range/parameters. Also, if you'd like me to check/test your instrument, I'd be happy to! Students are encouraged to use the phonecams as it's sometimes a LOT of details to remember and also it's not possible to look at both of my hands at the same time unless you have chameleon eyeballs!
Date: Saturday May 20, 5-7pm
about Pamelia Stickney: I was born in L.A....grew up playing piano for fun, was for many years an upright bassist, the theremin chose me to play it in 1997 and so far i still cant keep my hands off, i mean, on it? hehehe... and i love very terribe jokes and puns.