CLARA VENICE: Toronto’s Pop-Thereminist
Have you ever wondered where those creepy alien sounds in sci-fi movies come from? Clara Venice tells us all about the Theremin, an instrument that you play by “waving your hands around 2 antennas”. It’s the pioneering instrument of electronic music and believe it or not, onlookers have a part in playing the instrument too!
In Episode 2, we get a detailed walkthrough of the history of the instrument as well as how the heck to play it! She is one of the only theremin musicians to use it in pop music and has opened for the Barenaked Ladies.
“While it is the oldest electronic instrument, it hasn’t had it’s moment yet and I’m really excited to be a part of that”
As a woman obsessed with technology, Clara aims to constantly push the envelope in her performance with technological advancements. This year, she launches Twitter shoes and even has her EP on a wearable USB! The episode finishes with my very own private lesson with Clara.
Clara’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3im1HUbPjE
Clara Venice wearing her USB-Necklace-EP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1K3ef1jtog
More about the theremin: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108323/