As part of our CSIS Design, Art and Technology Seminar Series 2019/20 we wish to present:
Theremin - An Electronic Odyssey (1993) - Director: Stephen M. Martin
The screening will be followed by a group discussion moderated by Jurgen Simpson.
Wednesday Sept 25th 2019 @ 3pm room CSG-01
The stranger-than-fiction true story of the father of electronic music is captivatingly told in this highly acclaimed and endlessly surprising documentary (Leonard Maltin) that garnered the prestigious Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Set against the backdrop of the instrument's ethereal sound, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey is nothing short of sensational! In the 1920s and 30s, Russian émigré Leonard Thereminthe inventor of the world's first electronic musical instrumenthad it all. His self-named theremins were in high demand from filmmakers and musicians around the globe; he was married to a beautiful American dancer; he lived among New York's socialelite. And then, in 1938, he mysteriously vanished, not to be seen again for over 50 years!
Seminar webpage: http://www.artandtechnology.ul.ie/seminar.html