Saturday, September 10, 2005

(PDF) "Hands Create Radio Music": An Early Theremin Article

Hands Create Radio Music
H. Winfield Secor
Science and Invention, December 1927

Here we have a description of that pioneering electronic instrument, the theremin, named after its inventor. What does this have to do with the pulps, you say? Well, the theremin was used heavily on Bernard Herrmann's soundtrack for THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. And that film was based on on Harry Bates' FAREWELL TO THE MASTER from Astounding Science-Fiction, October 1940. Alright, so that's a little convoluted, but when did we ever need a good reason to expand our interests? (Includes color cover)

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Thanks to Juri for the tip.

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