Theremina

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Meredith Yayanos, aka Theremina, began her torrid love affair with a Moog Etherwave® in 1996 after watching the remarkable documentary Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey. "Taking up this beautiful, challenging instrument has proven to be one the most rewarding decisions I'll ever make." She has also been playing violin and singing for as long as she can remember.

A world traveler who currently splits her time between California and New Zealand, Yayanos has enjoyed collaborating in various ways with a wide assortment of fascinating folks including Beats Antique, the Dresden Dolls, Rachel Brice, Faun Fables, the Vau de Vire Society, Angelo Moore, Nicki Jaine, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Butch Morris, Sport Murphy, The Walkmen, Moe! Staiano, Thomas Truax, Pinataland, Love Life, David Garland, Parker & Lily, The Vanity Set, and most recently, Richard Taylor and Weta Workshop. Yayanos is co-founder and co-editor of Coilhouse Magazine + Blog: A Love Letter to Alternative Culture.

Her solo set for Euchronia will be an atmospheric, eclectic blend of theremin, strings, voice, samples and loops.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming "retro sci fi disco-themed" Theremina EP, as well as a full-length album of "haunted chamber music" from her other personal project, The Parlour Trick.

The following is a partial list of albums featuring Yayanos:

* 2001 - Raz Mesinai: Before the Law
* 2002 - Kings County Queens: Big Ideas
* 2002 - Love Life: Here Is Night, Brothers, Here the Birds Burn
* 2002 - The Vanity Set: Little Stabs at Happiness
* 2002 - The Walkmen: Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
* 2002 - Thomas Truax: Full Moon Over Wowtown
* 2003 - Piñataland: Songs From the Forgotten Future
* 2003 - David Garland: On the Other Side of the Window
* 2003 - Mike "Sport" Murphy: Uncle
* 2004 - Aaron English Band: All the Waters of This World
* 2004 - Barbez: Barbez
* 2004 - The Dresden Dolls: A Is for Accident
* 2004 - White Hassle: The Death of Song
* 2005 - Dame Darcy: Dame Darcy's Greatest Hits
* 2005 - Amiel: Accidents By Design
* 2005 - Botanica (Band): Botanica vs. the Truth Fish
* 2005 - Parker and Lily: The Low Lows
* 2005 - Thomas Traux: Audio Addiction
* 2005 - Revue Noir: Projekt Presents: A Dark Cabaret
* 2006 - Various Artists: Brainwaves (song: "The Lovers" with Amanda Palmer
* 2008 - Faun Fables : A Table Forgotten
* 2009 - Elegi: Varde

  • Theremina (forthcoming)

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