Carolina Eyck and Ennio Morricone

The Ecstasy of Gold

Themerin

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Carolina 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, there is always space for improvisations.
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source:jensenartistscom
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 and 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. Carolina Eyck is based in Germany, but performs frequently in the United States and holds an O-1 visa.
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source:rockitit
“L’estasi dell’oro”, contenuto nella colonna sonora de “Il buono il brutto il cattivo” è sicuramente uno dei brani più noti di Ennio Morricone. Negli anni l’abbiamo ascoltato nelle versioni più diverse: da Jay-Z fino ai Metallica, la lista degli artisti che hanno voluto rendere omaggio al maestro Morricone è davvero lunga e ora si aggiunge anche la versione per theremin di Carolina Eyck.

Durante la sua carriera la musicista tedesca ha ricevuto molti premi prestigiosi e, ad oggi, è riconosciuta come una delle più importarti suonatrici di theremin del mondo. In questa particolare rilettura del brano di Morricone, oltre al suo strumento principe, ha usato solamente una loop stato e un delay digitale. L’effetto finale è davvero sbalorditivo.