Happy Birthday Post!

Happy Birthday to us! This is our 100th post.

Happy Birthday to Empiricus! Today is also his birthday.

Empiricus! For your birthday I got you a picture of a theremin.

Today's Obscure Experimental Instrument of the Day! is the Theremin.

It makes creepy sounds with lots of glissandi. You know it from "Good Vibrations" and horror films. It is named after its inventor. It is the only instrument I can think of that is played without touching it!

You can read more about it here.

Here is a video of a silly man teaching you to play the Theremin. There are other videos of this nature in the Tubes.


Empiricus said...

Thanks SA,

It was a fun picture to look at!

Also the Youtube vid is really, really, really, super really cool, a lot good.

Sator Arepo said...

I thought you'd think it was fun to look at! The video is indeed rad, but he is a silly-looking fellow, no?

Murderface said...

Happy Birthday, Empiricus! You should watch the bioflick on Theremin. Cool, bizarre life.

And Brian Wilson goes ape-shit crazy during an interview segment. I know, I couldn't believe it either!