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Listen now: The Theremin

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The Theremin is an electronic musical instrument that the performer plays without touching.

Composers used it to create otherworldly sounds, like Miklós Rózsa did in his scores for the films "Spellbound" and "The Lost Weekend."

The Theremin is featured in 1950s science fiction films like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "The Thing from Another World."

The Theremin has also appeared in popular music, probably most famously in the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."

Enjoy this playlist of music featuring the Theremin.

Did we miss a piece? Email us at ipr@interlochen.org and let us know!

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