As I mostly listen to music one composer at a time these days, I usually have a reasonable idea of what I am about to hear. And then today, Ecuatorial by Edgard Varèse started blaring and that first use of the theremin gave me a jolt.
Interestingly, in this interview, Leon Theremin doesn't really remember meeting Varèse, sixty years earlier.
And speaking of memory, everytime I read the word "ecuatorial," I hear in my head Patti Smith singing the phrase "ecuatorial bliss" from the classic Beneath the Southern Cross:
Here's to Edgard, Leon, and Patti for making my day memorable...