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 songs about dinosaurs, the end of the world, and how girls don't like him, with the band The Yellow Dress. More from this author →