Carolina Eyck, Theremin

July 3, 2020 • 7:30 P.M.

GreenRoom | 5900 Detroit Ave | Cleveland

“Eyck has been honing her unique craft since the age of seven, and here we have evidence of her finesse at sharp-shooting pitch and manipulating tone, as she unwinds a plaintive aria."

– New York Public Radio

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"Eyck modernizes the theremin, merging it within classical tradition like child’s play."

– Electronic Musician

German-born performer and composer Carolina Eyck is widely considered the world’s foremost theremin virtuosa. A childhood prodigy, Eyck developed an innovative theremin technique by age 14 and published The Art of Playing the Theremin, which teaches her technique, while just 17 years old. Eyck creates layers of sound colors with her voice and theremin, playing with loops and effects. The style of the music varies between jazz, contemporary and experimental. While many parts are composed, Eyck always leaves space for improvisations. Her repertoire for theremin and voice includes several of her own compositions, as well as her arrangements of Ennio Morricone’s The Ecstasy of Gold and Charlie Chaplin’s Smile.


2019 marks the centennial celebration of the invention of the theremin, created by Russian physicist Leon Theremin. Eyck’s next album, Elegies for Theremin & Voice, will be released by Butterscotch Records in 2019 in connection with the 100th anniversary celebration. For the album, Eyck sings and plays the theremin simultaneously in her own original music. She will tour in support of the new album throughout the 2019-2020 season.