Ernesto Mendoza


What prompted you to play theremin?

I Heard about Theremin whan i was studying audio engineering, the profesor told us about the story of synthesis and the way the theremin is ejecuted. I was fascinated and inmediatly i started to search info about the instrument, the first audio simple i Heard was «The Swan» with Clara Rockmore, then i knew that the Theremin was for me.

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

Very Exciting and ethereal, this capture my imagination, i Heard the very first sounds in the net, researching sound samples to guide me.

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

In fact i don´t have an specific philosophy, just enjoy the music and enjoy myself with the instrument.

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

The theremin is like a link between the past and future, it can be very useful in modern music today, i think composers must be very interested in the potential and musical timbre of the theremin in order to do new and great music, as well as good musical training and expressivenes.

Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?

Moog, i wish a Buchla Theremin too

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

First of all, being honest in the things they wanted to do, success is in hand only when the things are doing with passion and love, and this can only happen when you are honest with yourself. On the other hand practice, patience, sacrifice and most important having fun ¡

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