Kunstverein is excited to invite you for a Musical Interlude on Friday January 25th at 8 pm. We will start the year with a performance by composer and musician Dorit Chrysler.
‘A Wizard, A True Theremin Star! Imagine if Marianne Faithfull and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout leader!’
(Ann Magnuson of Paper Magazine)
Dorit Chrysler is best known for her theremin style, the theremin is one of the earliest electronic music instruments and the first musical instrument played without being touched. The instrument is invented in 1919 by the Russian Leon Theremin.
Dorit also has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer and engineer. She fronted a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion and shared live bills with acts as diverse as Alex Hacke, Amon Tobin, Dinosaur Jr., Blond Redhead, Marylin Manson, Mercury Rev and Oingo Boingo.
Besides that she also collaborated and recorded with artists & producers such as Tocotronic, Anders Trentemøller, Judah Bauer (Catpower). Matt Johnson (The Th-e), Neon Indian, Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and many more.
Embarking upon a solo career in 2000, Dorit has since performed worldwide, ranging from notorious dives. After a wide range of film &TV soundtracks, compilations, and singles, Dorit released her first solo record in 2004 featuring her theremin and which was produced, recorded, engineered, and performed by (the artist) herself.
Since 2005 she has toured the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil and played amongst others in Paris, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Mexico City, Reykjavik, Prague, Bucharest, Vienna, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Portugal and New York. In addition to her solo career, she has founded the New York Theremin Society.
This project is supported by the City Council of Amsterdam, District South and AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and Kunstverein’s (gold) members .