MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Introduces a New Theremin - The Claravox Centennial

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Moog Introduces a New Theremin - The Claravox Centennial

Claravox Centennial | “Clair de Lune” Performed by Grégoire Blanc & Orane Donnadieu
Moog Music Inc Moog Music Inc

"This year marks the 100th anniversary of the theremin’s invention. To celebrate the instrument that sparked a century of electronic music innovation, we present to you a new limited-edition Moog theremin: Claravox Centennial.

Set among the baroque architecture and expansive gardens of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, French musician Grégoire Blanc channels theremin marvel Clara Rockmore in a stunning Claravox Centennial performance of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” alongside pianist Orane Donnadieu. This tribute to the timeless classical duets of Rockmore and her sister, pianist Nadia Reisenberg, captures the beauty of the theremin’s distinct tone and personality—characteristics that will continue to captivate audiences into the next century."

Electric Storm: 100 Years of Theremin

Moog Music Inc Moog Music Inc

"Composer Dorit Chrysler and filmmaker Marie Losier bring the new Moog Claravox Centennial on a journey where no theremin has gone before: 30+ stories underground.

“It was a uniquely inspiring location,” Chrysler says of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is home to the largest machine in the world: the Large Hadron Collider. “An international cathedral of science following no commercial purpose but pure creative experimenting on a scale so grand that I had never witnessed before. It immediately inspired the idea to set a film there…putting this location to sound and to celebrate the beginnings of electric music, a colossal moment of invention…the centennial of the theremin.”

“Electric Storm” translates the feel of metal, chaos, laboratories, and the sound of thousands of voltages used to help cool the colliders, a tiny industrial revolution within the factory, capturing conceiving the moment of an idea, finally ending in one pure note of the Claravox Centennial theremin."

"A Celebration of the Theremin's Past, Present, and Future.

Named after the original theremin virtuosa, Clara Rockmore, Claravox Centennial features the highest quality control and sound available in a theremin for deep artistic exploration. Offering both traditional 100% analog theremin operation and expanded modern performance, as well as an onboard analog delay, preset storage, and more, Claravox Centennial is an extraordinary instrument for creative expression.

Claravox Centennial is designed in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the invention of the theremin by Leon Theremin, and is only available for a limited time.

"The most versatile Moog Theremin in history.

Switchable Traditional and Modern performance modes select between classic heterodyne oscillators (for a genuine analog theremin experience) and multimode DSP oscillators (sine, triangle, saw, wavetable) with assignable scales, quantization, octave ranges, and response curves. An analog wave-shaping circuit (derived from the legendary Etherwave Pro) imbues ethereal sonic character and empowers rich sound sculpting possibilities, and the on-board analog BBD delay creates a wash of spiraling echoes and resounding warmth."

"The best feeling instrument that you’ll play without touching

An instrument designed with exceptional playability to satisfy the most skillful thereminist, Claravox Centennial invites access to multiple levels of calibration and control settings to create a custom fit between this unique instrument and each unique player. Front-panel Pitch and Volume knobs give quick and immediate control for dialing in to new playing environments, side-entry calibration ports create easy access for fine tune adjustments, and dedicated Response knobs allow for the creation of recallable custom antenna curves in Modern mode."

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