Theremin gigs performed in 2011 by thereminist Thomas Grillo
29-July to 1-August, 2011, Hands Off 2011 theremin symposium held in Scarborough, United Kingdom.
2011 past performances
Upper center: Thomas Grillo plays the theremin while standing on the sea-wall in Scarborough, UK during a b.b.q. party on the afternoon of the second day.
Lower center: Thomas Grillo performing in the Dolphin, a pub in Whitby, UK after performing at the church on Oliver's Mount.
Below: Dan Burns and Thomas Grillo Demo B3 Pro and space commander, as Gordon Charlton contemplates electronic mischief while Kevin Colosa plays new B3 Pro.
Below: Thereminists gather to perform on Oliver's Mount at the church graveyard in Whitby UK.
Left: Thomas Grillo opens the second half of the formal concert at the Spa Complex Theater in Scarborough UK. After a sound board operator missed his start cue for nearly a minute, Thomas started his performance on a B3 Pro theremin. However, a faulty monitor speaker caused Thomas to stop his performance, and go to a theremin owned by Thorwald Jorgensen, who graciously allowed the use of his theremin which was connected to a known good speaker, and the performance went on as planned.
Above: Thomas Grillo and Kevin Colosa in theremin orchestra
Left: Thereminists perform in the theremin orchestra under the direction of Lyidia Kavina. Not seen are the thereminists who were performing in the left and right balconies of the theater, and on the floor just below the main stage. In order, far left: Lydia Kavina. Thorwald Jorgensen, Wilco Boternan. center: John Burnhardt. Far right: Kevin Colosa, Thomas Grillo.
Below: Thereminists gather for the second theremin gathering, and perform an encore of Lydia Kavina's theremin orchestra. on Monday morning shortly prior to the final activities of Hands Off 2011. In the left image below, Thorwald Jorgensen tries out Thomas Grillo's B3 Pro theremin. In the right image, we see Frank, Thomas, and Rick Reed.
Special thanks to Michael Usry for granting kind permission to post the above images, some of which are from his upcoming documentary, Portrait Of A Thereminist (working title), which covers my work with the theremin. Frame captures by Thomas Grillo, who also shot much of the video from which the frame captures were taken. Images copyright 2011 Michael Usry, and Thomas Grillo.
More images to come as they become available.
On 29 Oct 2011, I did a short notice gig at Fondren Corner Building for a pre-Halloween festivity called Zombie Crawl, in which many of the businesses within a one block area participated and remained open past the normal closing hour. It was a party atmosphere which normally occurs in the form of Fondren After 5 each Thursday during fall, and spring in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, Mississippi. I was set up in the lobby of the Fondren Corner Building where I played the theremin as visitors and zombies occasionally came through.