Still Alive on theremin, toy guitar and voice
November 22, 2011 11:10 AM Subscribe
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Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara) sings "Still Alive", accompanied by Jonathan Coulton and Dorit Chrysler, in what could perhaps be called a tweefecta.
Chrysler is an accomplished thereminist, and was Moog's choice to deliver the April Fool's Day announcement of the polyphonic theremin with a glorious cover of "Stairway to Heaven
". In reality, she rocks a customized Moog Etherwave Pro
. Founder of the New York Theremin Society, she is credited with (or responsible for, if you prefer) creating the first Theremin orchestra of the 21st century and bringing it, with the help of Steve Martin, to LA's Disney Comcert Hall.
Tegan and Sara have their own history with the theremin - they can be seen here
performing "Living Room" accompanied by a bass pedal and Etherwave Plus, a combo that resembles little so much as a mime trying to get up.