Moonlight in the Garden with Theremin Concert and Coke Floats
$5.00 per person
The Theremin, named after Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the player's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other, so it can be played without being touched. The electric signals from the Theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker. It was patented in 1928.
The Theremin has been featured in movie soundtracks such as Bernard Herrmann's music for “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951). Theremin music is associated with a very eerie, other worldly sound.
The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is located at 2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA (the corner of Riverside and Forsythe). The museum is open to the public from 10 – 5 Tuesday through Saturday. Call 318-387-5281 for more information.