Leon Theremin On The Thereminvox

Leon Theremin performing, 1954.

Leon Theremin performing, 1954.

Today is Clara Rockmore’s 105th, but what would an instrumentalist do without the instrument maker?

The idea of the instrument is this:

Block_diagram_Theremin

 

And this is him performing in 1954:

 

This is Leon, mashed with his patent drawings:

Theremin vs Patent Drawings

Theremin vs Patent Drawings

 

This is his 1924 patent:

Patent US1661058 – Method of and apparatus for the generation of sounds

L. s. THEREMEN METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION OF SOUNDS Fl ed Dec 5 1925 L. S. THEREMIN METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION 0F SOUNDS 6 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Dec. 5. 1925 rig – Jnvenzar 1 fin Nu, Mm A VAVI 15 Feb. 28, 1928.

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