Out of the Air is an opera based on the life of Leon (Lev) Theremin. Three pieces have been written and performed, the remaining opera is in progress and will be tracked in a blog. The premier of the Overature and two arias took place at the U3 Festival 2005, performed by the Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of David Stock, with solos performed by Guenko Guechev and Xiu-Ru Lin. Theremin played by Andrew Vernon, a former student who now works at Pixar as an assistant sound engineer.
Overature – Out of the Air
Terrible Things – the moment when Theremin discovers that his electronic instruments have been smashed and destroyed on orders of the Director of the Moscow Conservatory of Music.
But A Dream – the moment when Lev Theremin and Clara Rockmore are reunited as friends, in New York, towards the end of their lives.