Nori Ubukata

Nori Ubukata( France)

Thereminist and composer

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So please, if you have anything that you would like to say publicly about Clara Rockmore,

her creativity and her anniversary, – please write.
For me, Her playing sounds so organic.
I still find many hints (mainly about the articulation ) from her playing.
I believe that her style remains forever as “Standerd” of way to plat Theremin vox.

What prompted you to play theremin?
Live concert video of Led Zeppelin on TV.
I actually am interested of the looking of “Maestro Theremin”.
On that video, Jimmy Page was playing that.

What were your first feelings when you heard the sounds of theremin and where did it happen?
I was playeing synthesizers so Theremin sounds so familier to me.

What is your musical philosophy and what place it occupies a theremin?
Be free from everything.
Theremin is the instrumant of freedom for me.
Prospects for theremin and its place in modern music space – how you see them? For what qualities you value this tool?
Please see the answer for question 4

Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?
I’m designing a new Theremin now so that will be my preferd Theremin.

What you can recommend for beginners thereminists, or those who are just going to start their way of thereminist?
For the practice, I reccomend you to use Hannon’s “The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises” in varied tempos.
And please remember, the articlulation is most important thing for Theremin more than the acuracy of the pitch.
Most important thing is that you should feel free and relax.