MAY 2017 at the SALON

This month the Salon is the middle of a celebration of that amazing musical instrument, the theremin.  Assembled in part by our librarian friends Tim Williams and Tara Goe, it begins at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh earlier in the day:

12:00 noon

Join Vienna-based theremin virtuoso Pamelia Stickney for a FREE concert.
For this lunchtime concert Pamelia will perform some of her solo “theremin orchestral” pieces and answer questions about this most mysterious instrument.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Main (Oakland) Branch
International Poetry Room

6:30 pm
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey documentary

A musical instrument that is played without touching it?  The theremin is a fascinating device especially for fans of experimental music and the soundtracks of 1930s-50s sci-fi and thriller movies.  But the story of its creator, Russian-born physicist Leon Theremin (1896-1993), is intriguing too.  He invented multiple instruments, married an African-American ballet dancer in the 1930s, crossed paths with Einstein, was kidnapped and imprisoned in Siberia, did research for the KGB, and was believed dead by former colleagues in the West for much of his life.  (1995, 83 minutes)

A Moog "Theremini" from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection will be available for attendees to play!

Mini-Melwood Theater (usual Salon space)
6:00p  Food & Social
6:30p Screening & Play 

8:30 pm
Come across the street to the Glitter Box Theater as Pamelia Stickney returns for an evening performance.  

Pamelia has become one of the most sought-after artists of the theremin, performing and recording worldwide with artists such as David Byrne and Yoko Ono. Pamelia's background with string instruments and as a jazz bass player influenced her signature playing technique, expanding the expressive possibilities of the theremin.

After the performance, the audience is welcome to come up close, ask questions and try out the theremin.

The Glitter Box Theater, 460 Melwood Ave.
$5 - 10 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

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