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Lydia Kavina

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Lydia Kavina is really a virtuoso theremin participant, mostly of the regularly appearing in concert internationally. The theremin was created by her grandfather, Leon Theremin, who was simply also her initial teacher. The device is unusual for the reason that the player will not touch it during efficiency. It comes with an eerie audio often connected with research fiction and secret movies. Kavina’s repertory contains several works showing up in film ratings, including Miklós Rózsa’s for Spellbound and Howard Shore’s Ed Timber. But she has many concert functions, aswell, including Martinu’s Fantasie for Theremin, Oboe, Piano and Strings (1944); Isidor Achron’s Improvisation, for piano and theremin (1945); and modern pieces such as for example Mixolydia (1995) by Jorge Antunes and Tone of voice of Theremin (1996) by Vladimir Komarov. She also has preparations of well-known traditional parts by J.S. Bach, Saint-Säens, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, among others. Kavina is really a composer herself and it has written a good amount on her behalf device, including her Theremin Concerto, subtitled “THE TIMES OF YEAR of the entire year” (1997), and Collection for Theremin and Piano (1989). Kavina provides appeared on greater than a dozen recordings, about 50 % of which have already been committed firmly to theremin music. Her recordings can be found on Mode Information, Teleura, Wergo, Hollywood Information, and Melodrama Information. Lydia Kavina was created in Moscow on Sept 8, 1967. She started lessons around the theremin at nine years with her grandfather. She offered her concert debut on theremin at 14. Kavina later on earned a qualification in composition in the Moscow Conservatory. After graduation and post-graduate function, Kavina released her concert profession. She also started teaching theremin but still frequently conducts workshops and get good at classes throughout European countries (Germany, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Finland, and Britain) as well as the U.S. (Asheville, NC). Through the 1990s Kavina provides carried a reasonably busy concert plan and also produced regular radio and tv appearances. Her initial major media publicity came in-may 1993 when she was a visitor on Rotating on Atmosphere on WNYC in NY. She followed numerous further high-profile performances, including on BBC Radio 2 (1996), WGBH Boston (1997), and, for three consecutive years (1998-2000) on Moscow’s NTV tv network. In 2004 Kavina made an appearance in the Roque Bañoperating-system soundtrack for the film The Machinist. Her shows for the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen (2005) and Hamburg Condition Opera (2007) within the Lera Auerbach ballet THE TINY Mermaid had been highly acclaimed.

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Full Name Lydia Kavina
Profession Composer
Education Moscow Conservatory
Nationality Russian
Music Songs Beatless Music, Spellbound, Kitezh–19, Canto Ostinato, Thereminskie ostrova, Cherno-belaja muzyka, Vakuum-Halluzinationen, Claire de Lune, Se vuoi, Rezitativ und Arie, Swampmusic, Palestinian Song, For Her Atoms, Free Music #1, Suite From "Ed Wood": II, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": I, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": II, Voice Of Theremin, Dance In The Moon, 1. Andante, Exercise 28, Air on a G String, Suite From "Ed Wood": VII, Suite From "Ed Wood": VI, The Son of the Daughter of Dracula vs. the Incredible Frankenstein Monster, Suite From "Ed Wood": VIII, Suite From "Ed Wood": I, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": IV, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": VIII, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": VII, Suite aus "Bählamms Fest": III, Suite From "Ed Wood": V
Albums Music From The Ether: Original Works For Theremin, Concerto per Theremin. Live in Italy, Touch! Don't Touch! Music for Theremin, Spellbound! Original Works for Theremin
Movies Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Machinist 2004 musician: theremin
eXistenZ 1999 musician: theremin
Wo ist Erkan Deriduk 1995 musician: theremin
Ed Wood 1994 musician: theremin solos - as Lidia Kavina

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zombies from Outer Space 2012
Wo ist Erkan Deriduk 1995

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Parashat Ha-Shavua TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008

Actress

Actress

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Ich und Kaminski 2015 Theremin-Spielerin

Thanks

Thanks

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Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1993 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mastering the Theremin 1995 Video documentary Herself
Whale On 1994 TV Series Herself -Theramin player
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1993 Documentary Herself - Theremin's Great Niece

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