Thereoke takes place this Saturday, May 6th at Craig Baldwin’s Other Cinema series at Artists Television Access in San Francisco, starting at 8:30pm.
tradeMARK of the Evolution Control Committee and Otis Fodder team up to tell us all about the Theremin, that cult-classic electronic instrument with the ethereal sci-fi sound. After some curious history and expert demonstration, audience members will be invited up to try their hand on the device in time to a pop backing-track, a la karaoke. The two experimental musicians also take turns spinning the most absolutely absurd artifacts in their vast vinyl collections. AND: Believe it or not, we’re encouraging attendees to bring mobile phones for Kristin Cato’s interactive cell-phone symphony! PLUS a feast for eye and ear on the big screen, with glimpses of Spike Jones, Gene Simmons, and the Punk Rock Orchestra. Bonus: The mighty Optigan!