Paulo Pascual Castro - theremin

Paulo Pascual Castro ( Spain)

Theremin e guitarra pilotando loopstations con elucubracións visuais. Proxecto de Paulo Pascual (Metamovida, Camarada Nimoy) e visuais de María Urrutia.
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I admire the technique and vision that Clara contributed to the theremin, placing it at the level of classical instruments.

What prompted you to play theremin?

When I saw that there was an electronic instrument from the Soviet era, I became interested in knowing more. And when I saw Leon Theremin explain and use his instrument caressing the music in the air I decided that I wanted to be a thereminist.

What were your first feelings when you heard the sounds of theremin and where did it happen?

The first time I heard a theremin was watching the Ed Wood movie. I felt a magical, immaterial, intriguing and peculiar sound, mysteriously familiar.

What is your musical philosophy and what place it occupies a theremin?

My musical philosophy is to make music without more conditioning than to give way to my expressive need. Initially I focused my relationship with music from the guitar; step by step, the theremin was making space and now it is the instrument with which I develop my main melodies.

Prospects for theremin and its place in modern music space – how you see them? For what qualities you value this tool?

The theremin is an instrument that looks like something out of a time machine. Currently, it is still futuristic and raises multiple technical and combination needs with acoustic, electronic instruments, etc.I think we are on the verge of occupying the place it deserves in music in general, classical, modern,etc.

Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?


What you can recommend for beginners thereminists, or those who are just going to start their way of thereminist?

I would recommend patience, perseverance, experimentation and play with the instrument. Enjoy the interaction of the body with the theremin and work on its expressiveness.

Peter Theremin thereminist, Theremin Today header, great-grandson of Leon Theremin