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Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

Virtual Theremin

Name: Desktop Theremin • Rating: Kinda Cool • Format: Online Software • Play

Digitizing Cold War-era retro. It should be no surprise that audio-games make for superb teaching tools. The BBC’s kid-oriented Science Playground website has produced a Virtual Theremin for download to your desktop (Mac or PC). The simple implementation is a rough approximation of the mid-20th-century music machine that became a staple of sci-fi movie soundtracks and pop-music experimentation. (Thanks to Disquiet reader Andy Adkin for suggesting the link.)

By Marc Weidenbaum

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