Today is Clara Rockmore’s 105th, but what would an instrumentalist do without the instrument maker?
The idea of the instrument is this:
And this is him performing in 1954:
This is Leon, mashed with his patent drawings:
This is his 1924 patent:
L. s. THEREMEN METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION OF SOUNDS Fl ed Dec 5 1925 L. S. THEREMIN METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION 0F SOUNDS 6 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Dec. 5. 1925 rig – Jnvenzar 1 fin Nu, Mm A VAVI 15 Feb. 28, 1928.