Danger! Retro-Affectivity!

@article{Hayward1997DangerR,
  title={Danger! Retro-Affectivity!},
  author={Philip Hayward},
  journal={Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies},
  year={1997},
  volume={3},
  pages={28 - 53}
}
  • P. Hayward
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Sociology
  • Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Invented in 1917, the theremin was one of the first musical synthesisers to be used in public performance. Largely forgotten in the 1980s, its ’lost history’ was re-examined by Steven Martin’s acclaimed documentary Theremin An Electronic Odyssey (USA 1993). The success of the film, and the re-emergence of the theremin onto the retail market, has stimulated a revival of interest in the instrument. This article examines aspects of the theremin’s history, its sonic affectivity and the manner in… 

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