Dorit Chrysler: KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL
Amoeba San Francisco - October 30th @ 5:00pm
Join us at Amoeba San Francisco for an otherworldly evening of Theremin appreciation with Theremin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler. She will hold a one-hour Adult Theremin Workshop, KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL, at 5pm on the Amoeba stage. No previous experience required. Sign up NOW at the Amoeba SF info desk as space is limited. At 6:30pm, Chrysler performs live. Prepare to be amazed!
Also catch her at the SF Symphony on Halloween night for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Born in Graz, Austria and residing in New York, Dorit Chrysler is the founder of the NY Theremin Society and one of the few Theremin virtuosos worldwide. Her Solo work ranges from electronic Pop to Film Soundscapes, most recently for the soundtrack of the HBO documentary Going Clear. Lars van Trier used her compositions and she has collaborated with musicians and artists such as Jesper Just, Elliot Sharp, Cluster, Chicks on Speed, Baby Dee, Faust, Marilyn Manson, Tocotronic, Lee Hazelwood, Adult, and Trentemøller. Her album Avalanche was produced by Anders Trentemøller and released on his Label InMyRoom.
Her compositions have been commissioned most recently by the Venice Biennale and the MoMA Filmdepartment. She produced a ten-piece Orchestra Performance at Disney Hall and has played Lincoln Center, Coachella Festival, Roskilde Festival, Karlskirche Vienna, MoMA, the Louisiana Museum, Palais Tokyo Paris, St.Petersburg Hermitage, Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Liverpool Biennale.. She is currently holding a long term Music Residency and curates at Pioneerworks.org, Center For Arts And Innovation where she started KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL, America’s first Theremin School. Dorit is an endorsed Moog Artist and has received a grant with the Knightsbridge foundation in collaboration with Adult. She is the current object of a documentary in the making, following her most recent travels to China, Japan, Russia, and Brazil.
KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL -- 5pm on the Amoeba stage
In the one-hour Adult Theremin Workshop, participants will be introduced to the technical and practical aspects of the Theremin - an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the relative position of the player’s hands. Participants will be able to learn and practice the basics of playing the theremin, practicing in small groups and working towards repertoire.
Sign-up for the KID COOL THEREMIN SCHOOL workshop at the Amoeba SF info desk. There are only 10 spots available. These spots will go fast!
Live performance with Dorit Chrysler -- 6:30pm
About the theremin:
Invented 1919 by Russian electro physicist Lev Sergejewitch Termen, the Theremin is the only instrument that generates sound without being touched. Notoriously hard to play, it is one of the first electronic instruments that inspired the creation of synthesizers in future generations.