Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ on the Theremin

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0B1sipLBI]

Nice, but wait a minute, what the hell is that instrument?

The theremin is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. It was invented by Russian inventor Léon Theremin in 1919, and it is unique in that it was the first musical instrument designed to be played without being touched. It consists of two radio frequency oscillators and two metal antennae. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

How OMGWTFBBQ awesome is that?! You can play the make music without touching the instrument. I TOTALLY want to get my hands on one of those for my birthday! 😀

2007-06-24

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