Scratch Theremin

Scratch Theremin, Interspecies audio performance, 2011-14
In collaboration with Tom

For Scratch Theremin, Andreyev works with canine Tom using interactive software and a theremin to produce collaborative improvisational interspecies performance. A custom built theremin that incorporates a rug as an interface, was created to provide Tom with a scratching surface where he can gesture to create sounds. He accompanies his strumming with a diverse range of vocalizations. This content is recorded for later use in the live improvisational performance where Tom’s vocalizations and rhythms are remixed into an experimental soundscape responded to by Andreyev through theremin accompaniment.

performed with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO) for:


Production Team:
Julie Andreyev: theremin performance
Tom (canine): concept, theremin performance, vocals
Simon Lysander Overstall: Max/MSP performance software

Supported by:

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.




2 thoughts on “Scratch Theremin

  1. Hi, I heard about you through a mention of a VIVO event. I wish we could have had you on our Theremin radio show we did last spring.

    Can you keep me posted on future dates? I’d love my ten year old girls to see/hear you.

    I may be getting a date together for a little film shoot of an “Antique Accordion Orchestra” I worked up. I’d let you know if you’re interesting in performing as part of that event. It would probably be several acts, including mine. Maybe in the new year.

    Love, Bruce

    • thanks for your interest! there may be an upcoming performance next month. We’re still working on the arrangements. should have more info in a couple of weeks. – Julie

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