Masami Takeuchi

Thereminist, president of Mandarin Electron Co., Ltd.

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What prompted you to play theremin?

I was  not interested in the  playing theremin  until  I knew Clara. Her performance showed that the theremin – a real musical instrument.

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

One rock musician used it. There  was an exaggeration, there were no tehnique , musical beauty and respect  to the inventor.

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

“Beautiful sound makes people peace.”

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

I think the theremin – an honest, direct interface.

It shows  everything  that has artist: –   the tehnique, the  musicianship, and also shortcomings, weakness .. In  the playing of avant-garde music , this is not required. So many avant-garde approaches does not interest me.

Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?

Series91a BigBriar and Mandarin Electron Theremin