The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 29, 2013

New York Theremin Society in Halloween-inspired concert


Austrian born composer/musician Chrysler composed the music for this year’s Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Coachella Festival, World Trade Center, Roskilde Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Moogfest & CBGB’s. She is a featured Moog Music artist whose contemporary compositions have taken her around the world. She has released several records and written sound tracks for TV and cinema, as well as for visual artists such as Jesper Just. Other collaborators include Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell, Anders Trentemoeller and Gibby Haynes. Chrysler produced and curated the 10 piece Theremin Orchestra at the Disney Hall of Los Angeles. Her solo work includes Theremin, Vocals, Laptop and Taurus.

Robinson is one of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists. He has been heard on tenor sax with Buck Clayton’s band, on trumpet with Lionel Hampton’s quintet, on alto clarinet with Paquito D’Rivera’s clarinet quartet, and on bass sax with the New York City Opera. On these and other instruments including theremin and ophicleide, he has been heard with a cross-section of jazz’s greats representing nearly every imaginable style of the music, from Braff to Braxton. Robinson has been heard numerous times on film, radio and television; his discography includes more than 200 recordings. His releases as a leader have garnered five-star reviews from Leonard Feather, Down Beat Magazine and other sources worldwide, and have appeared in many “Best of the Year” lists. He recently released “Bronze Nemesis”, a CD featuring 12 compositions based on the exploits of 1930s pulp adventure hero Doc Savage. This project, 10 years in the making, was greeted with extensive praise in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Down Beat.

Llamano is a thereminist and songwriter/composer who hails from Yokohama. She studied under Japanese thereminist Yuki Yano who is a pioneer of theremin in Japan. A mostly self-taught pianist in her youth, she also learned to play guitar. Llamano started theremin about 10 years ago and often plays in music pubs and galleries in Tokyo. She recently returned from the Norwegian arctic island of Svalbard which she felt drawn to visit in order to play theremin under the aurora and taking part in the Polar Jazz Festival.

Loy is an artist and self-taught thereminist from New York City. His theremin techniques are intuitive and wildly dramatic. In his original compositions he performs, records and mixes the music. He plays a range of musical instruments and creates natural atmospheres by recording local sounds such as subway trains, wild birds and other organic symphonies.

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