Scratch Theremin

Scratch Theremin, Interspecies audio visual performances, 2011-present
A collaboration with Tom

For Scratch Theremin, Andreyev works with canine Tom using interactive software and a theremin to produce a collaborative improvisational interspecies performance. The project advances methods of improvisation and active listening to propose live audio soundscapes that mesh canine  sounds with electroacoustic practice. In the process of developing this performance, a custom built theremin, that incorporates a rug as an interface, was created to allow Tom to use scratch and digging gestures to create sounds. Tom likes to accompany his playing with a diverse range of vocalization. These studio performances are audio recorded for use later in the live performance where they are remixed into a new experimental improvisational soundscape. Here, Andreyev accompanies Tom’s vocals and rhythms with her own live theremin and software performance.

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


Production Team:
Theremin production, performance: Julie Andreyev
Performance software: Simon Overstall
Canine collaborator: Tom

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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