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Theremin, the untouchable music: Pamelia Kurstin on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

While a few brave souls have sought to master the theremin since its “Good Vibrations” heyday, none have done so with more sly effervescence than Pamelia Kurstin. Far from being a quirky curiosity, though, Kurstin is a sensitive, emotional stylist capable of coaxing sublime melodic content out of an instrument usually doomed to B-movie sci-fi soundtracks. (And her walking bass imitation is pretty cool too.) (Recorded February 2002 in Monterey, California. Duration: 19:11.)

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