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New Theremin World Record Set

A new official world record for the largest number of theremenists has been set in Japan.
The Theremin is over 100 years old
The official world record for the largest number of thereminists playing together was set in Japan yesterday.

272 Theremin players came together in the city of Hamamatsu, in the event organised by Masami Takeuchia.

The previous record stood at 167 players, and was set in 2011.

Yesterday's event was confimerd to be an offical world record by a spokeswoman from Guinness World Records.

As well as being a spectacular for the ears, all performers were dressed in black, playing their theremins which were housed inside brightly-coloured Russian Dolls.

The theremin was invented over 100 years about in Russia, and is an instrument that uses electromagnetic waves to create unusual and wonderful sounds, manipulated by hand movements in the air.

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By Alice Thomson

Posted on 22 Jul 2013 11:14 to category : Instruments News

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