Виктор Эстрада (Victor Estrada) - Испания
Гитарист, композитор, терменвоксист.
Автор собственнной техники игры на терменвоксе.
Начал обучение на терменвоксе в 2004 году. В 2005 брал частные уроки у Памелии Керстин и Лидии Кавиной , консультировался с Питером Принглом.
Автор учебного пособия по игре на терменвоксе.
Преподает гитару и терменвокс . Автор обучающего dvd по игре на классической и электрогитаре.
Основатель испанского портала о терменвоксе "Theremin Ispano", организатор "Первого испанского фестиваля терменвокса" (прошел только один фестиваль - в 2007)
Ответы на вопросы анкеты Theremin Times :
What prompted you to play theremin?
Mainly the captivating sound of this instrument, that mixture of electronic and organic instrument impressed me very much. I took the decision of starting to study the instrument because I listened to Lydia Kavina and Clara Rockmore, at that time I realised of the great expressive potential of the instrument.
Wath were your first feelings when you heard the sounds of theremin and where did it happen?
Like many people, I knew the theremin thanks to the old Sci-Fi and horror films but I could listen to it again thanks to the publications of "Moog music" on VHS and DVD, this time in a musical level that convinced me more.
What is your musical philosophy and what place it occupies a theremin?
As a composer, I feel inspired by many styles: Classical music, soundtracks, rock, electronic music, etc. I think that the theremin fits in any musical style. The matter is to use the appropriate performing techniques for each style.
Prospects for theremin and its place in modern music space - how you see them? For what qualities you value this tool?
Nowadays the number of performers is increasing, but maybe there's a lack of composers that write music for theremin in an appropriate way. What I want to say is that the theremin shouldn't be treated like a voice or a violin, on the contrary, its unique characteristics should be taken advantage of by creating an exclusive repertoire for it. Many of the pieces that Lydia Kavina and Barbara Buchholz play go through this good path.
Which manufacturer of theremin do you prefer?
I'm very happy with the model Etherwave Pro. I haven't had the chance to try theremins of that level from other brands, that's why I cannot show my opinion in that aspect. I think that Moog Music (or other brands) should begin to manufacture theremins of that quality to help to develop the world of theremin.
What you can recommend for beginners thereminists, or those who are just going to start their way of thereminist?
First, to be able to value the theremin for its musical properties and not the visuals. If not the person will get bored of the theremin.The second piece of advice I give, is that the theremin should be treated with respect: it's an instrument that can arrive to express itself musically as any other instrument in an orchestra, it's not a toy, thus it should be studied with seriousness and discipline.The third piece of advice is to start to look for a good theremin teacher, Due to that learning alone could drag many mechanic problems. I know that why I say is not easy to follow but it should be. If the beginner is already a musician it'll always be better to begin from zero.