PMB042 Woo: Messer Chups, Lydia Kavina, Clara Rockmore, The Simonsound, Natalia…

At the suggestion of listener John Toolan, we thought it would be a good idea to explore the wooooo-like sound world of the theremin and some of the other instruments in this musical family. So on this week's show you'll hear theremin performances from Leon Theremin's grand-niece Lydia Kavina, his protege Clara Rockmore as well as two (yes two!) versions of show favourite Caravan on the theremin. We also have a track by Edinburgh-based thereminist Theremin Hero who specialises in playing video game soundtracks on his instrument: what a perfect Moonbase combination! The show is not all about the theremin, however. There are also examples of musical saw playing (from Natalia Paruz (aka The Saw Lady)) and Paul Tanner playing his own development of the theremin, the tannerin. The tannerin is probably the most often heard member of this family of instruments as it provided the distinctive electronic sounds on the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations. There's also a chance to hear a track from the latest project by friends of the show, The Simonsound who have recorded a 7" single with Liverpudlian chanteuse Laura J Martin. Numerological fans of the show and of Douglas Adams will also have noticed that this week's show is episode 42. So we've also sprinkled a few choice selections from the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy throughout the show too. You can find out more about Project Moonbase, purchase tracks played on the show and download podcasts old and new from our very own website: http://www.projectmoonbaseâ.com/ You can subscribe to the podcast by adding this address to iTunes (or your preferred feed reader): http://feeds.feedburner.coâm/blogspot/pmb Do also please follow us on Twitter:âmoonbase We also have a Facebook page which you may care to "like":âojectmoonbase A (new) Facebook group you may care to join: And we even have one of those there email addresses should you wish to get in touch: New editions of the podcast are made available every Sunday. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook to find out as soon as the latest show becomes available. Yours waving arms about in the ether, DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium




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01. Douglas Adams:In The Beginning From Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 02. Celebrate Boston:Hitch Hikers Theme 03. Messer Chups & Lydia Kavina:Import-Export MP3 From Black Black Magic 04. Clara Rockmore:Requiebros From Clara Rockmore’s Lost Theremin Album 05. Natalia Paruz/Scott Munson:Another Earth From I Saw The Future 06. BBC Radio Collection:The Encyclopaedia Galactica From Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 07. John Keating:Upon Another Earth MP3 From Space Experience, Vol. 1 & 2 08. Laura J Martin & The Simonsound:B Spy (The Simonsound Remix) 09. Mable:Caravan From Shokou Mini Album – Matrioshka Shaped Theremin Ensemble 10. Project: Pimento:Caravan From Magical Moods Of The Theremin 11. Woodshed1:Hitch Hikers Theme On Ukulele 12. Paul Tanner:I Wished On The Moon From Music For Heavenly Bodies 13. Theremin Hero:Zelda Ocarina Of Time 14. The Radio Science Orchestra:Aqua Marina From Memories Of The Future