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Thereminist Kevin Colosa and The Handheld Theremin

Kevin Colosa and the Handheld Theremin

November 17, 2016 - Here's a throwback picture to the moment Kevin Colosa first encountered the Handheld Theremin at Hands Off 2011 in England. It was such a great event!

Czech Republic Halloween Concert 2016

Customized Zep Theremin Featured in Halloween Concert

October 31, 2016 - A customized Burns Zep Theremin makes the concert in Prague this weekend in Prague! Thanks to Vincent Farnsworth for this post!

Here's what Vincent had to say: The audience was driven into a frenzy by the Burns Theremin Skull at the BLAQ MUMMY Halloween / Dia de los Muertos / Dusicky concert this weekend in Prague, Czech Republic, storming the stage to caress the antenna. Thank you Burns Theremin, you know not what you do

Looks like a lot of fun! I think I'd like to go to Prague! Happy Halloween, ya'll!.

Steampunk Zep Theremin!

Steampunk Zep Theremin!

October 25, 2016 - Pete Witham of Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies shared his feelings about his Zep Theremin:

I just wanted to thank you for the Zep Theremin that I got from you. It is excellent. For someone who's never played one before, the simplicity of having the single controller for pitch and being able to use both hands to manipulate the one controller, helped me get up to speed a lot quicker.

Here is a photo from our show "Carnival of Death" that we did with our friends Dark Follies for Halloween. I am very happy with this instrument.

Pete Witham
Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies

It's people like Pete that make what we do so worthwhile. Happy Halloween, everyone!

More Zep Theremin Adventures in France!

French Zep Theremin Drama

October 18, 2016 - Another dramatic Zep Theremin shot! Thanks to Mrs Storm!

The Zep Theremin Is A Natural Addition To Your Gear

B3 Deluxe Theremin Setup

October 4, 2016 -Many guitarists love adding the Zep Theremin to their arsenal of instruments. We recommend the use of guitar amps with our instruments, so this pairing is a natural. Here's a look into James Robison's sweet setup. What amp do you prefer?

Thereminist Rick Reid Meets His B3 Pro Theremin

Rick Reid Meets His B3 Pro Theremin

September 29, 2016 - Here's a throwback picture to the moment Rick Reid met his B3 Pro Theremin at Hands Off 2011 in England. We were humbled and privileged to witness this event.

Your Handheld Theremin Is Waiting For You!

Handheld Theremin in Scarborough

September 27, 2016 - The Handheld Theremin is a great addition to your musical instrument arsenal.

Zep Theremin Drama

French Zep Theremin Performance

September 20, 2016 - Here's another dramatic Zep Theremin picture from France! Thanks to Mrs Storm!

What's Your B3 Deluxe Theremin Setup Look Like?

B3 Deluxe Theremin Setup

September 15, 2016 - Laurent Cros shared his theremin setup, featuring the B3 Deluxe Theremin. Do you have a favorite amp or effects pedal paired with your theremin?

French Zep Theremin Performance

French Zep Theremin Performance

September 6, 2016 - The Zep Theremin is played with feeling and emotion in France! Thanks to Mrs Storm, a great photographer, for snapping this excellent performance shot. Whether you position your instrument high or low, the theremin adds to any show.

Do You Know Someone Who Needs A Theremin?

The Handheld Theremin Makes A Great Gift!

August 30, 2016 - Theremins make great gifts! The Handheld Theremin made its way into this dad's hands this past June. Gifted illustrator Katie also made the card. Who do you know that needs a theremin?

B3 Deluxe Theremin Performance in Ireland

Ireland's Huxley Horror

August 23, 2016 - The B3 Deluxe Theremin adds atmosphere and interest to Huxley Horror's Funeral Parlor show. I recommend checking out a performance, if you dare! Thanks to Elaine for sending along this photo.

Atmospheric B3 Deluxe Theremin Art

B3 Deluxe Theremin in Action

August 15, 2016 - B3 Deluxe Theremin action shared by 'our musician' Mike Morris! Thanks, Mike.

Zep Theremin - A Decade of Music

Young Tobacco Records - Zep Theremin

August 9, 2016 - This Zep Theremin is still going strong after more than 10 years! Thanks to Young Tobacco Records for posting this pic and revelation on Instagram. Our instruments are built to last.

Blast From The Past - Theremin Ad From 1935

Vera Richardson Plays The Theremin in 1935

August 4, 2016 - Here's something for the history buffs. "The Theremin Played by Vera Richardson” Program Issued for Her Concert Series at the Dearborn Inn, c. 1935. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

Finnish B3 Deluxe Theremin Performance

B3 Deluxe Theremin Played In Helsinki

August 2, 2016 - B3 Deluxe Theremin presented by Helsinki's Big Tree Society. BTS is an independent artist, musician, animator and illustrator. Interesting stuff! We love this picture.

Effects, Effects and More Effects Paired with the B3!

Effects Pedals Expand Your Choice of Sounds

August 1, 2016 - B3 Theremin fun with Big League! Here's a picture of the small sampling of the effects that can be used with your instrument. What's your favorite effect/pedal?


Frankenstein Gets His Groove On

Frankenstein Plays The Theremin

July 28, 2016 - The theremin is for everybody. We mean EVERYBODY!

B3 Theremin Takes Center Stage in Greece

B3 Theremin On Stage In Greece

July 26, 2016 - The B3 Theremin popped up in Greece this summer. I'm still looking for video of this band! Thanks to Niki Farmaki for the post.

Unboxing The Handheld Theremin

Handheld Theremins Make Great Gifts!

July 19, 2016 - Our Handheld Theremin makes a great gift! Thanks to Sara for sharing early unboxing photos of her generous present. It's so much fun!

National Music Museum

RCA Theremin at The National Music Museum

July 14, 2016 - The National Music Museum has an RCA Theremin on display. Located at the University of South Dakota, it looks like the collections are endless and interesting. I'd like to visit. What about you?

Studio Zep Theremin

Zep Theremin Hard At Work In The Studio

July 6, 2016 - It's another episode of find the theremin! We love gear pics and this one from Italy's gianniunderworld is not an exception. We are proud to count him among 'our' musicians.

Zep Theremin Festival Action

Chris Manning from The Hindenburg Project

June 29, 2016 - The Zep Theremin makes an appearance with Chris Manning of The Hindenburg Project in Missouri. Check out that exact replica of Jimmy Page's 1975 Black Dragon suit! Gotta love it.

B3 Theremin in Poland

B3 Theremin Play in Poland!

June 14, 2016 - Check out the intense concentration! The B3 Theremin is featured in this picture by Poland's Metropolia Jest Okey. We're honored to supply theremins to musician's the world over.

B3 Theremin in the Studio

B3 Theremin in the Studio

May 31, 2016 - The B3 Theremin in the studio... in Italy... or is it the UK? Thanks to Instagram's Paul Rondena for the pic.

We always love seeing our instruments out and about. Do you have a picture or video you'd like to share? Send it along!

Theremin's Terpsitone


May 26, 2016 - Mr Theremin invented many other interesting items including the terpsitone. This musical instrument is fitted with space control antennae and lights. The dancer creates the music through their movement. Three were built, but only one known instrument survives.

B3 Deluxe Theremin in Spain

Lolagato rocks the B3 Deluxe Theremin

May 24, 2016 - B3 Deluxe Theremin in action! Thank you, Lolagato!

Where's The B3 Deluxe?

Where's the B3 Deluxe Theremin?

May 16, 2016 - It's time for another episode of 'Find The B3 Deluxe Theremin'! Thanks to Instragram's DavidWilliamRoss for this interesting pic.

B3 Pro 1.0

The original B3 Pro Theremin in cherry

May 5, 2016 - Canada's Alvinstagrampana and his original B3 Pro theremin. This cherry wood beauty sounds and looks great!

Would You Like A Handheld Theremin?

B3 Deluxe Theremin in the wild!

April 21, 2016 - Handheld Theremin love! CelkyPelky posted this shot recently. This portable theremin is appropriate for everyone. Get it today!

B3 Deluxe Theremin in the Wild

B3 Deluxe Theremin in the wild!

April 18, 2016 - We love seeing pictures and videos posted by 'our' musicians. Here's a shot of the B3 Deluxe Theremin posted by of Instragram.

Theremin Art

Theremin Art

April 6, 2016 - Today we bought a new piece of theremin art from the talented Paul Morris. His art can be viewed on his website. Many items are for sale in his Etsy shop, too. This piece is a great addition to our collection and will grace our walls for many years to come.

Can You Spot The B3?

Springtime B3 Theremin

April 5, 2016 - Instagram posts made by 'our' musicians are always a welcome sight. Here is a taste of Spring posted by Bedazzledcat a little over a week ago. Can you spot the B3 Theremin?

Steve Zukowsky + Zep Theremin Is Always Great

Zukowsky Rocks The Zep Theremin

Led Zepagain's Steve Zukowsky recently performed in the Symphonic Rock Show. JustAfan Photography captured this great shot of the Zep Theremin in action during the Las Vegas concert. If you get a chance to see Steve live, we recommend it!

'Mr. Grillo - Thereminist' Doc Available via Vimeo

Thomas Grillo Surrounded by his Theremins

The 2013 documentary 'Mr. Grillo - Thereminist' is now available via Vimeo. We are lucky and fortunate to count Thomas as a great friend of Burns Theremins. In addition to the documentary, his YouTube Channel provides hours of theremin music and insightful instruction. Check it out!

Innovation And Creativity Collides With Talent

Herbiet Zep Theremin and Alto Saxophone Duet

We are such fans of this new video, performance and composition by Canada's Victor Herbiet. By mounting the Zep Theremin on it's side, Victor has created a new way to play the theremin AND the saxophone - at the same time! Check out this wonderful performance. Sheet music is now available. We look forward to seeing what else this incredibly talented musician has for us in the future. 'Our' musicians are the best.
We LOVE this piece.

See Our Ad in BBC Music Magazine

Burns Theremins Ad in BBC Music

The December '14 issue of BBC Music features an excellent article about the theremin entitled, 'The Wave Machine'. If you peruse this publication, don't miss our advertisement, too! 

You Can Buy A Burns Theremin in Greece

Everyone should visit Amola Kalimba in Athens, Greece!

Recently we were extremely fortunate to visit our friend Marios at his shop Amola Kalimba in Athens, Greece. Marios is the purveyor of fine, handmade instruments from all over the world - including Burns Theremins. Expect to see more photos of our visit.

A Great Honor For Dan and Burns Theremins

Dan Burns donates a Cherry cabinet B3 Pro to the MIM.

The Musical Instrument Museum has established itself as a world class facility dedicated to the curation of all instruments. Burns Theremins is honored to count the B3 Pro Theremin as an addition to its permanent collection. Dan is pictured above with Linda Kirsh, Receiving Coordinator of the MIM, the world's only global instrument museum. If you have the opportunity to visit this impressive facility (located in Phoenix, AZ), by all means go!

Randy George Debuts His MIDI Merlin Interface

Add additional voices to YOUR theremin!

Thereminist Randy George plays the B3 Deluxe Theremin to showcase his creation. To quote Randy, "In this video, Randy George performs Super Mario 3D World Themes on the theremin through the soon to be released pitch tracking software MIDI Merlin. This is the first demo of theremin controlling a software synthesizer via real-time low latency Audio to MIDI conversion." Very cool, Randy! 

Out of Thin Air - In Praise of The Theremin on CBC

Leon Theremin demonstrates HIS creation

On Sunday, September 9, 2014, the CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright devoted the entire show to the theremin. We thoroughly enjoyed the program which features thereminist Clara Venice and author Sean Michaels (US Conductors). We recommend clicking the link and settling back for a most enjoyable listen. 

Since 2009, Tesla Plays Burns Theremins

Frank Hannon of Tesla plays the Zep Theremin

Back in 2009, Tesla's Frank Hannon added to his musical arsenal with the addition of several Burns Theremins models. Pictured above is Frank with one of his Zep Theremins. We are proud to include this great band in our theremin family.

Burns Theremin Featured on 'Law & Order: SVU'

The B3 Deluxe Theremin is featured on 'Law & Order: SVU'

Check out the episode entitled 'Hothouse' which includes play of the B3 Deluxe Theremin. It's just too cool for words to see our theremins on TV!

Darth Vader - Thereminist

Darth Vader - Thereminist

Celebrities love our instruments! Impressing all those around, David Gorbe channels Darth Vader on the B3 Deluxe Theremin.

We love to see 'our' musicians in action. Please keep those pictures, videos and links coming! Thanks to David for originally posting this picture on our Facebook page.

Italy's Laslo Gottardi Rocks The Zep Theremin

Laslo Gottardi and his Zep Theremin

Looks like my kinda festival! Laslo plays regularly in and around Bolzano, Italy. I'd like to see one of his performances.

If you attend a festival or concert and see/hear a theremin anywhere in the world, we'd like to know about it. Please drop us a note, a Facebook post or a tweet. If you get a picture, we'd like to see it. Let's spread the word.

Rocking The B3 Deluxe Theremin at Florida's Polacek Museum

Polacek Museum displays the B3 Deluxe Theremin

Thanks to Bobbo Goldberg for the tip (and picture)!

A recent installation at the Polasek Museum in Winter Park, Florida featured our B3 Deluxe Theremin. Called 'Maidens and Monsters: The Art of Science Fiction, Adventure and Fantasy", we hope you had an opportunity to visit this wonderful installation.

Justin Conn Gigs With The Zep Theremin

Justin Conn - Cool Zep Theremin Picture

Justin Conn has added the Zep Theremin to his repertoire. He recently gigged at 12th & Porter in Nashville. If you have an opportunity to check out this talented musician, by all means go! To quote Justin, "It's Southern fun 'n roll, for all mankind..."

Professor Philip Moriatry Explains the Theremin

I want to take Professor Moriarty's Class - Zep Theremin explained

Professor Philip Moriarty of the University of Nottingham explains the theremin - featuring the Zep Theremin!

This is one cool YouTube Video. Produced as part of the University's 'Sixty Symbols' event, Prof. Moriarty demos the Zep Theremin while all the while explaining the instrument in an entertaining and accessible way. Click on the picture - you'll be taken to a link where you can see the entire video. Brilliant!

Mississippi Arts Hour Features Thomas Grillo

MS Arts Hour features the theremin

Available via iTunes, this free podcast features musings and music. It's well worth the effort to track down this gem. We love it!

Have you run across other podcasts featuring the theremin? Let us know!

Jamming at Fondren Guitars

B3 Deluxe Theremin is part of the Jam at Fondren Guitars

Impromptu gigs are the order of the day at Fondren Guitars, Jackson, MS. Visit this recommended retail outlet and join the band!

Demo Success!

Demo Success of the B3 Deluxe Theremin in Pasadena

Thanks go out to everyone who came to Barry Schwam's live demo of the B3 Deluxe in Pasadena. New thereminists are minted everyday!

Thomas Grillo and the B3 Pro Theremin Featured in the Jackson Free Press

B3 Pro Theremin and Thomas Grillo featured in the Jackson Free Press

The article speaks for itself. Check it out!

Photo Courtesy of Larry Morrisey of the Jackson Free Press.

Golgotha Film Premiere

Golgotha Film Premiere

If you have an opportunity to see this film, don't wait - see it now. A labor of love by Atlanta's own Karla Jean Davis, Golgotha is a visual treat and an aural pleasure. The soundtrack is a gift to the theremin afficiandos everywhere. It may possibly contain more theremin music than any other motion picture. Thomas Grillo, Randy George and Kevin Kissinger all contributed to the score.

Thomas Grillo added a great deal to the evening by performing a haunting improv duet for a half hour before the screening. Playing the B3 Pro Theremin, he was accompanied by Joel Patchell on keyboards.

It was a special evening.


A Visit to Fondren Guitars, Jackson, MS

Dan Burns Visits Fondren Guitars in Jackson, MS

As Hurricane Gustav barrelled towards Louisiana, we visited Thomas Grillo during one of his performances at Fondren Guitars. It was our distinct pleasure to enjoy the jam and meet proprietor Patrick Harkins. If you find yourself in the area, stop by for a visit and enjoy the music.

B3 Deluxe Player Modification Alert!

Robots need theremins, too!

Barry, aka 'Schwump', is a great friend of Burns Theremins and a former member of 'The Residents'. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, Barry has been making music for decades. It looks like the SchwumpBot is rockin' the B3 Deluxe. Maybe he'll make an appearance on the next DVD!

Burns Theremins at Bonnaroo!

B3 Theremin at Bonnaroo with Morningbell

At least two of our theremins made an appearance at Bonnaroo '08 in Tennessee. Lez Zeppelin showcased the Zep Theremin, while Morningbell's B3 Theremin rocked the crowds of Manchester. Check out Eric Atria's B3 Theremin with the custom paint job! If you know of others, let us know!

Lydia Kavina, Carolina Eyck & Dan!

Lydia Kavina, Dan Burns and Carolina Eyck at Fest.

Ether Music Fest, Asheville, NC was all things theremin for four days. Need I say more? An absolutely stellar lineup of performers including Lydia Kavina, Carolina Eyck, Thomas Grillo, Randy George, Kevin Kissinger and many more were in attendance for concerts, workshops and informal discussion.

Randy George, Thereminist and Inventor

Randy George and his data glove!

Ether Music Fest, Asheville, NC. Thereminist Randy George explains the finer points of his handbuilt data glove to Dan.

Theremins + Baseball

Burns Theremins sponsors baseball

Burns Theremins was the proud sponsor of the Walton County Recreation Department's Hurricanes Baseball Team. These incredible 5 & 6 year olds made it all the way to the championship game!

Sci Fi SummerCon

Burns Theremins Sci Fi Convention Appearance

This Sci Fi convention in Marietta, GA is always fun. A yearly event, you can always count on the odd Klingon, fairy or Froddo to stop by our table.

Data's Brother Plays the Star Trek Theme

Datas Brother is a B3 thereminist!

The celebration of 40 Years of Star Trek was a great opportunity to introduce theremins to a new generation of musicians, fans and new friends. We had a wonderful experience.

Robots Love Theremins

Robots love theremins!

Dan built a smokin' robot especially for the Star Trek Celebration.

Theremin Prodigy!

B3 Theremin Prodigy

This guy was the most pleasant surprise of the day. A prodigy, we hope that he continues to play his convention acquired B3 Theremin to this day!

Trek Celebration

Star Trek convention

We were very fortunate that our booth at the 40 Years of Star Trek celebration was located next to Mario, John, Jesse and Travis. Mario Della Casa is a gifted artist. We really enjoyed watching him paint, viewing his art and spending time with our new friends.

South Carolina Guitar Expo

B3 Theremin at the South Carolina Guitar Expo.

The 2006 South Carolina Guitar Expo provided us with a wonderful opportunity to meet theremin owners and collectors. Dan also had fun introducing new, potential players to the art of the theremin. Thanks to everyone who came out and stopped by the booth. It was a great show.

Inaugural Tulsa Guitar and String Show

Dan explains the Zep Theremin at the Tulsa Guitar and String Show

This show was a huge success! Many theremins now have new homes and Dan performed a stage demonstration. We continue to feel honored that we could be a part the beginning of a great annual event.

Guitar Neck Theremin Player

Guitar Neck Theremin Player Jams

Tulsa provided many opportunities to try out different theremin models. This multi-tasking musician enjoyed playing the theremin and the guitar - at the same time!

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors

Fangoria Weeked of Horrors featured the Handheld Theremin

Burns Theremins traveled to Chicago for Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors. Filmmakers, actors, actresses, artists and fans alike enjoyed their chance to get their theremin(s) directly from Dan.




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