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Termen, Lev Sergevitch (Theremin, Leon)

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1993 AD, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Inventor, Musicians


1896 - Born on August 15th in St. Petersburg, Russia. Soviet scientist, musician, and inventor of the theremin, the body-controlled instrument that bears his name, born in St. Petersburg.

1919 - The theremin was invented and became the first electronic musical instrument that had a career in the XX-century and it is still the only instrument which can be played without any mechanical touching.

1921 - Married to Katia Constantina.

1930 - He was kidnapped by Soviet agents, under direct orders by Stalin, and brought back to the Soviet Union, where he was forced to design electronic surveillance devices.

1946 - Married to Maria.

1964 - He went to the Acoustic Research and Tape Recording Department of Moscow State Tschaikovsky Conservatory.

1993 - Died on November 3rd in Moscow, Russia.


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