Wednesday, March 9, 2016



A strange and melancholic music I once heard long ago in some old movie had haunted me forever.
The name of the song was always a secret to me until this morning when Google posted an Interactive Animation Doodle for the 105th Birthday of Clara Rockmore, the Theremin performer.

Now I know the name of the music, the strange and alien but captivating sound made by the Theremin and the lovely player, Clara Rockmore (1911 - 1998 ), the first performer to "bring complete musical artistry to the theremin".

The song you hear on Google's animation is called "The Swan" from  suit "The Carnival of Animals " by  Saint -Saens.
Another musical piece by Saint-Saens I love very much is "Aquarium " from the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Now I need to go on a hunt and see if I can find the movie I first heard "The Swan" played on the Theremin.

 If not for Google, I still would be in the dark. Happy chance I played the game this morning and got an early Birthday gift, my birthday is tomorrow. Thanks, Google!!!

Rajamanickam Antonimuthu

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Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October


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