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A Century of Electronic Music: Talk & Performance by Thereminist Victoria Lundy

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Meetup #67 will feature a presentation and performance by Thereminist Victoria Lundy. Well also be at a new venue. Details below.

The theremin was invented by a young Russian physicist named Lev Sergevich Termen (known in the West as Léon Theremin) in 1919, so we're coming up on the 100th anniversary. It’s a electronically straightforward but musically difficult instrument, and it influenced everything that came after it. But what came before it? We’ll take a look at early electronic instruments and see how we’ve come back to the theremin after it almost disappeared in the 20th century, only to experience a renaissance in the 21st.

It’s been a while since we’ve done an event down Denver-way and with food and drink. Thanks to Tom Lundy’s help, I’m happy to report this will be our first time at Clancy’s Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge. It has a great traditional pub feel upstairs with a separate stage and bar down a set of stairs in the basement that will be great for performances. They offer a full pub menu and a variety of beers. They are offering us the room for free in exchange for you coming hungry and thirsty :^) Checkout pics and menus here


7:00-7:20 Arrive, get name tag, consider a donation, order some food and drink
7:20-7:30Meetup kickoff and announcements
7:30-8:30 A Century of Electronic Music Presentation by Victoria Lundy
8:30-9:00 Mingle
9:00-9:30 Theremin performance by Victoria Lundy
9:30-10:00 Mingle, wrap-up

Victoria Lundy has been playing theremin in the Denver experimental/underground scene since the 90s. She was a member of the avant garde Carbon Dioxide Orchestra, a founding member of Denver’s acclaimed nerd rock band The Inactivists and has appeared all of their 6 CDs and EP, and as a guest player live and in recordings with other artists. She has performed at the Denver Noise Festival, Westword Music Showcase with the Inactivists and at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase as a guest of ambient project Pythian Whispers. Victoria has appeared at many venues in Denver as well as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Performing Arts, DU Lamont School of Music, in the DCPA Complex as part of MakeMusicDenver 2016, demonstrated the theremin at the World Science Fiction Convention, and has given a presentation on electronic music She has participated in the Concrete Mixer musique concrete series, and participated in the 2015 Denver Mini Maker Faire demonstrating the theremin. She also currently plays with the The Flux Crew Conduction Ensemble, ( a twelve piece chamber ensemble that engages in real time collaborative composition. She released a solo recording, Miss American Vampire, on Halloween 2015. Currently, she’s concentrating on solo ambient work exploring the expressive qualities of the theremin.