SHERIDAN, WY (February 26, 2018) Coachella, Lincoln Center and CBGB headliner, Dorit Chrysler, is performing the music of the theremin at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College this Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The theremin is one of the world’s oldest electronic instruments, and it is played without touch. Sound is created by moving the air with your hands around the theremin’s antennas. Chrysler’s theremin has a five-and-a-half octave pitch range.
Ann Magnuson of Paper Magazine described Chrysler and her music best, “Imagine if Marianne Faithful and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout Leader!”
Admission to this concert is free. Prior to her Friday night performance she will be running a masterclass workshop for student musicians at 1 p.m. Learn more at whitneyarts.org.
“Dorit’s music is mesmerizing and beautifully improvised,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, Whitney Center for the Arts director. “This concert will expand your musical palette and forever change the way you think about the art of sound. It’s a must see.”
Austrian born composer/musician Dorit Chrysler has composed the music for the Danish Pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale. She has performed at the MoMA, Lincoln Center, Coachella Festival, World Trade Center, Roskilde Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Moogfest & CBGB. She is a featured Moog Music artist and her contemporary compositions have taken her around the world, including concerts in Brazil, Japan, Russia & Australia. She has released several records and written sound tracks for TV and cinema, as well as for visual artists such as Jesper Just. Other collaborators include Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell, Anders Trentemoeller, The The & Gibby Haynes. Chrysler produced and curated the 10 piece Theremin Orchestra at the Disney Hall of Los Angeles. Her solo work includes Theremin, Vocals, Laptop and Taurus. Learn more.