MATRIXSYNTH: A Russian Theremin Builder Named Gene?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Russian Theremin Builder Named Gene?

Spotted this one on Boing Boing.

Welcome to LA is a podcast on a slice of what it's like to experience the "real Los Angeles". I actually grew up in LA away from all the "glamor and stardom," so out of curiosity I thought I'd check it out. The trailer embedded further below starts with the mention of a Russian theremin builder named Gene. I've never heard of him, so I thought this would definitely warrant a post. :) If anyone knows who Gene is, let us know!

"Often when people think of Hollywood and Los Angeles, they perceive it to be glitzy and glamorous. The bubble is thick, but what is L.A. life really like?

In KCRW's new podcast Welcome to L.A., host David Weinberg bursts that bubble to examine what's really going on in (native-or-not) Angeleno culture."

"Host David Weinberg moves to Los Angeles and on his first day in town ends up on a yacht, attending a birthday party for a Russian theremin builder and his musician friends. But their pleasure cruise turns disastrous and the party goers have to be rescued by boat police. The ill-fated pleasure cruise is woven into the story of Léon Theremin, a brilliant inventor and Soviet spy."

You can listen to the rest on KCRW here.

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