Lev Termen demonstrating Termenvox, c. December 1927
|Born||Lev Sergeyevich Termen
15 August 1896
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
|Died||3 November 1993
|Known for||Theremin, The Thing|
I conceived of an instrument that would create sound without using any mechanical energy, like the conductor of an orchestra. The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy; the conductor just moves his hands, and his movements have an effect on the music artistry.
There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein.