Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Poster

Release Date: August 24th, 1995

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

PG|1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
This documentary explores the life of Leon Theremin, the inventor of an electronic synthesizer called the theremin, which uses motion to produce a sliding ethereal sound. After creating the instrument, Theremin is kidnapped by the KGB to work on inventions and surveillance technology. During his absence, the theremin becomes a popular instrument in film scores and through the performances of Clara Rockmore. In 1991, Theremin finally returns to the United States after his release.

Cast: Clara Rockmore, Robert Moog, Nicolas Slonimsky, Paul Shure, Henry Solomonoff, Suki Bader, Lydia Kavina, Brian Wilson

Director: Steven Martin

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: New York City, 1930s, Creative, 1940s, 1990s, Fascinating, Quest

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