Bolshaya Nikitskaya 13, 125871, Moscow, Russia
Phone: (495) 629-7678 firstname.lastname@example.org http://asmir.theremin.ru http://theremin.ru Slide2: Rudolf Koenig’s “osciloscope” Slide3: Spectrum analyzer Rudolf Koenig’s Slide5: “Wavetable” synthesis Rudolf Koenig’s Slide6: Pneumatic Additive synthesizer Rudolf Koenig’s Slide7: Rudolf Koenig (?)
With his pitch standard Slide10: Inventor Lev Theremin (1896-1993) playing his thereminvox - first electronic musical instrument. Early 1920-s. Slide11: Lev Theremin at NKVD (KGB) prison after his return to Soviet Russia. 1939-1947 Slide12: Building of Moscow “Sharashka” - special prison for scientists Slide13: Classical heterodyning type Theremin Circuitry Slide16: Lev Theremin’s Great Seal Bug, “donated” to American Ambassador by Soviet “Pioneers” in 1945 Slide17: Great Seal Bug construction – a sort of microwave theremin Slide19: Soviet radiolocation systems, capable to produce and detect directed microwave radiation in 1940-s Slide20: Commercial Laser-monitoring eavesdropping system, based on the same principle as Lev Theremin’s “Buran” system built in 1947 Slide22: The poster of Lev Theremin’s lecture-concert (1920-s), where he presented different technical possibilities to combine music and color, music and gesture, music and tactile senses, music and smelts. Slide23: Lev Theremin’s light instrument to control colored light during the performance, 1923. Slide24: Lev Theremin’s TV system (Dalnovidenie), 1925, St.Petersburg/Moscow Slide26: Klara Rokmore (left) dancing on TERPSITON - instrument for dancer to control sound by means of body movement, New York, 1932 Slide29: Lev Theremin’s automatic door opening system Slide30: Audio delay line, based on heating (1960-s) Slide32: Military research at Moscow
State Conservatory, 1940-s Slide33: Poet Alexei Gastev (right), founder of the Central Institute of Labour, 1922 and psychologist Nikolai Bernshtein (left) with Maxim Gorki (center). Slide35: Nikolay Bernshtein’s biomechanics Slide44: Nikolai Bernshtein’s live Kimo-cyclograms of the swimming sportsmen.
Different styles. Slide45: The concept of Alive Motion Slide46: Composer
Aeseny Avraamov Slide50: Ultruchromatic music - 96 (48) steps per octave Slide51: One key of the Bow-Polychord (1916) The instrument for Ultrachromatic Music (the kind of microtonal music) 48 steps/octave Slide52: Symphony of Sirens 1921-1923 Bacu / Moscow Slide54: Symphony of Sirens, part of the score Slide55: The beginning of the Symphony of Sirens.
Parts of Sirens (top), motor-guns and cannons, used as a kind of percussion group. Slide56: The basic setup of Moscow performance of Avrahamov’s
Symphony of Factory Sirens (1921-1923)
On the picture - alarm organ, including 50 steam alarms.
Conductor (Avraamov) - on the roof. Slide57: Arseny Avrahamov conducting his Symphony of Sirens,
Moscow 1923 Slide59: “Shorinophone” - device to produce sound films, late 1920’s, Russia Slide60: Basic principles how to produce sound tracks Slide61: Evgeny Sholpo working with his VARIOPHONE - device to produce artificial sound tracks. Slide62: First painted soundtracks
by Arseny Avrahamov
1930-1931 Slide63: Polyphonic sound track by Evgeny Sholpo, created on his
VARIOPHON instrument in 1931-1934 Slide64: Nikolay Voinov working with his paper-sound technique (1931-1933) Slide65: Nikolay Voinov’s NIVOTONE instrument Slide66: Loading of the variophone disk into the optical system Slide67: Variophone cardboard disks with the basic wave shapes Slide68: Painted polyphonic soundtrack Slide69: Boris Yankovsky soundtracks,
created on his VIBROEXPONATOR in 1931-1936 Slide70: Basic principles of the Vibroexponator operation Slide71: Basic principles of the Vibroexponator operation Slide72: Explanation of the additive synthesis
and resynthesis of the syntones Slide73: Boris Yankovsky explanations of the additive and formant synthesis, 1932-1936, Moscow Slide74: Boris Yankovsky soundtracks of violin and speech sounds Slide75: Boris Yankovsky synthesis of speech sounds and sounds of brass wind instruments Slide76: Boris Yankovsky explanation syntones - spectral mutations from early 1930-s Slide77: Boris Yankovsky explanation of his syntones - spectral mutations from early 1930-s Slide78: Boris Yankovsky explanation of his syntones - spectral mutations from early 1930-s Slide79: AudioSculpt (IRCAM, 90-s)
The software for spectral analysis and
Spectral mutations and cross-synthesys MetaSynth (90-s)
The software for spectral analysis,
Synthesis, resynthesis and various
spectral transformations Slide80: Inventor Evgeny Murzin and ANS Synthesizer (development started in 1936, finished in 1958, Moscow) Slide81: Big version of the ANS Synthesizer (1962)
720 sine oscilators 72 steps/octav
Graphical score Slide82: Composers, working with ANS synthesizer in 1968 (left to right):
Eduard Artemiev, Alfred Schnitke, Alexander Nemtin, Edison Denisov.
Sitting: Oleg Buloshkin, Sofia Goubaidulina, Stanislav Kreichi Slide83: The operation principle of electro-optical ANS Synthesizer Slide84: ANS
Optical disc - oscillator (144 sine sound tracks)
and example of the graphical score - sonogram Slide85: Composer Stanislav Kreich working with ANS, late 1990-s, Moscow Slide86: The document of the State Committee for Radio-electronics and Ministry of Culture, 1962.
Special commission of experts, including Lev Theremin, Andrei Volodiv, Evgeny Murzin etc. make a decision to support further development of ANS synthesizer. Slide88: Contact information: Andrei Smirnov
Theremin Center for Electroacoustic Music at Moscow State Conservatory
Address: Bolshaya Nikitskaya 13 Moscow, 235871, Russia
Phone: (495) 629-7678