Thereminist Rob Schwimmer Performs at SU October 29-30
SALISBURY, MD---The sounds of the Theremin and Haken Continuum fingerboard come to the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall during two concerts by musician Rob Schwimmer 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30.
His performances are part of SU’s “Intersection Art and Science” fall cultural events series.
Schwimmer is a founding member and co-director of the New York Theremin Society. He has been called one of the world’s top virtuosos of the instrument, earning praise from The New York Times for his “virtuosity, magic and humor.”
Invented in 1919 and considered the world’s earliest electronic musical instrument, the Theremin is the only one that is not touched to play. Its tone is generated by two high-frequency oscillators and the pitch controlled by the movement of the hand toward and away from the circuit.
Developed in the 1980s and ’90s, the Haken Continuum is a music controller and synthesizer that combines the traditional key placement of a piano with the ability to produce sliding tones as with a string instrument. Schwimmer also is a leading player of this instrument.
Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website.