The Quintessential Mad Russian Scientist

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phpthumb1“As I understand Leon Theremin’s personality, he was a kind of alien-child playing in a sandbox on a global playground. Like any eternal child, Theremin was always under supervision. And each time he went out of his sandbox – he was lost and punished.”

An interview with Andrey Smirnof, head of Moscow’s Theremin Centre.


Dan Weiss is a professional bookseller, amateur dilettante. He writes and plays in the band The Yellow Dress. He firmly believes that everything is going to be ok. More from this author →