Virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin plays and discusses her theremin, the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched. Songs include the classic “Autumn Leaves,” Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and a composition by David Mash, “Listen: the Words Are Gone.” Piano: Makoto Ozone.


  1. #1 HP
    February 16, 2008

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’m watching it right now.

    Would it be ungrateful to ask a favor? When you post these TED videos, could you post a link to the download page? My little laptop doesn’t care for streaming flash video. I’d be more likely to watch these if I could download them more easily.