Theremin – Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman. Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde of microwaves and electromagnetic Waves" is written in Greek on front sleeve. Free with an issue of Δίφωνο Magazine. Slim DVD case packaging. Dr. Hoffman - Music For Peace Of Mind originally released in 1950. Harry Revel & Leslie Baxter & Dr. Hoffman - Perfume Set To Music originally released in 1948. Hoffman - Music Out Of The Moon: Music Unusual Featuring The Theremin originally released in 1947.
Compiling three LPs recorded by theremin maestro Samuel J. Hoffman and composer Harry Revel between 1947 and 1950, this exemplary set is an ideal introduction to the eerily beautiful sound of inventor Leon Theremin 's pioneering electronic instrument.
Album · 1950 · 6 Songs. More By Dr. See All. Music Out of the Moon: Music Unusual Featuring the Theremin - EP. 1947.
The result: three albums that introduced this oddly provocative instrument to the world. On Music Out of the Moon, the tone is optimistic futurism with Hoffman guiding his instrument through dramatic swoops.
Samuel Hoffman saw the theremin first in Jolly Coburns band somewhere in the mid thirties and he decided to study the instrument because it would make an interesting novelty in his band. In 1941 Hoffman moved to Los Angeles, and he registered with the musicians local listing as a violin and theremin player. By that time the theremin found it's way into film music. And when composer Miklos Rosza needed a new sound for the score of Spellbound, he wanted to use a theremin. At best perhaps we have memories of such moments--The music in this album is dedicated to such moments. we warm, vibrant tones of a flute in the low register, and themes on the exotic theremin. -This music has a message to give, if you will open your mind and heart to receive it.
Samuel J. Hoffman (born July 23, 1903 in Manhattan; died December 6, 1967) was a notable thereminist who played with Les Baxter and played theremin on several film soundtracks. He was also an adviser on soundtracks, such as the ones for Spellbound (1945) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), as he was the only thereminist in the Los Angeles Musician's Union. Like many early thereminist he started as a violinist.
Music Out of the Moon: Music Unusual Featuring the Theremin - EP, 1947. Music Out of the Moon: Music Unusual Featuring the Theremin - EP, 1947. Mist O' the Moon, 02:47.