An ambitious UK thereminist by the name of Gordon Charlton is organizing what looks to be a fabulous theremin symposium just outside London for the weekend of July 27, 2007. Lots of great thereminists are scheduled to attend including Lydia Kavina, Wilco Botermans, Barbara Buchholz and Carolina Eyck. Events will include performances (including jam sessions and theremin circles!), talks, master classes and demonstrations of various theremins, theremin techniques and theremin effects. I’m planning to attend as well; Gordon has asked me to demonstrate how I create those wacky sounds on Video Killed the Radio Star.
Right now, Gordon is still trying to get enough folks to put down the required 50% deposit (he needs around 30 people). If this is something you think you’d like to attend, then visit the event’s official web site and make it so! My reasons for passing on this plea have a selfish component — I don’t want to buy a plane ticket until I know for sure whether it will happen!