The star of today's Wednesday Wonder is the theremin. Invented in the early 20th Century, the theremin is an electronic instrument that is played not by touch but by moving the hands back and forth in the surrounding air. In this performance, filmed at a TED gathering, Pamelia Kurstin gets to play the sound waves on which the device operates. Can you identify the songs?*
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Interesting, there's a wealth of information available about the theremin; here are a few resources:
Jim Fusilli, "An Instrument Comes Into Its Own", The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2013
Jane McGrath, "How to Play a Theremin", HowStuffWorks
"The Cult of the Teremin", zZounds
"Among the songs played are Autumn Leaves, Lush Life, and Listen, Words Are Gone.