Composer Dorit Chrysler and filmmaker Marie Losier bring the new Moog Claravox Centennial on a journey where no theremin has gone before: 30+ stories underground.
“It was a uniquely inspiring location,” Chrysler says of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is home to the largest machine in the world: the Large Hadron Collider. “An international cathedral of science following no commercial purpose but pure creative experimenting on a scale so grand that I had never witnessed before. It immediately inspired the idea to set a film there…putting this location to sound and to celebrate the beginnings of electronic music, a colossal moment of invention…the centennial of the theremin.”
“Electric Storm” translates the feel of metal, chaos, laboratories, and the sound of thousands of voltages used to help cool the colliders, a tiny industrial revolution within the factory, capturing conceiving the moment of an idea, finally ending in one pure note of the Claravox Centennial theremin.
Percussion: Yval Lion
Mix: Bernd Heinrauch Studio
Cinematography & Editing: Marie Losier
Postproduction: Yanning Willmann
Produced by Tamara Films/Carole Chassaing
Production Assistant: Clara Alloing
Made possible with the generous support of:
CERN - CMS (https://home.cern/)
CNC/aide a la Video Musique/Tamara Films
NY ThereminSociety (https://www.nythereminsociety.org/)
CERN, MOOG Music, Connie Potter, Dawn Hudson, Dr. Austin Ball, Chris Thomas, Roberto Perruzza, Lars Tore Roedne, Maf Alidra, Noemi Beni, Zoltan Szillasi, Lucien Samaha, Cathy Lopez, Clara Alloing, Alice Maitre,Yval Lion, Bernd Heinrauch, Cyril Lance and Alpana Bawa.