FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ranjna Das
DATE: Monday, March 7, 2016 Patricia Parente
(609) 267-9660, ext. 3081
BURLCO LIBRARY PRESENTS AMAZING THEREMIN DEMONSTRATION
Professional Concert Thereminist Mano Divina Performs March 12, 2 p.m.
Mano Divina will create a fusion of science and magic at the Burlington County Library on Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. when he pulls notes from the air on the theremin, an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact.
Endorsed by Moog and musical director of the Divine Hand Ensemble, Divina will use hand movements to harness the “electricity in the air” brought about by the instrument’s specially-designed antennae’s ability to create an electromagnetic field.
The whole family is invited to enjoy this special library presentation. Admission is free, but registration is requested.
Commonly associated with eerie-sounding “flying saucers” and memorably used in movie soundtracks such as “The Lost Weekend,” “The day the Earth Stood Still,” and “Mars Attacks!,” the theremin is the only instrument played without touching. It is also used in concert music (especially avant-garde and 20th- and 21st-century new music) and in popular music genres such as rock.
Mano Divina was recently invited by the city of Moscow on behalf of its government to celebrate the anniversary of the instrument, which was created there. He has appeared on WHYY, WNJN, and was inducted into the RCA archives. He is a frequent speaker for the Tesla Foundation, and was chosen to play for the Pope during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia.
The Burlington County Library is located 5 Pioneer Blvd. off Woodlane Road in Westampton. To register for the theremin demonstration, or for more information, go to www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call the library at (609) 267-9660.
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