Thierry Frenkel is a French-German mathematician and computer scientist who also received a comprehensive musical education in his youth. He joined the theremin community in 2007 but he discovered after a short time that he wouldn’t be satisfied with just playing the instrument. So he started studying the theremin history and schematics in order to acquire knowledge in theremin tuning, repair and design.
This led in 2009 to the development of the famous EPVM1345 module which corrects a “birth defect” of the Moog Etherwave Pro’s volume circuit and improves its dynamic range and musical expression. His brand new ESPE01 module which will extend the Moog Etherwave Standard’s pitch range by two octaves in the bass range is coming to market and an “intelligent pitch preview” module for the Eherwave Pro will come later in 2011.
Theremin Technical Expert
He is in great demand as a theremin expert for maintenance, repair and upgrade of all sorts of theremins during European theremin festivals and an increasing number of professional thereminists like Carolina Eyck and Thorwald Jorgensen choose him as a personal technical supporter and advisor for their precious instruments. His expert opinion is often asked during transactions of rare and expensive theremins. He is often invited to teach theremin technique and theremin chamber music classes, based on his unique combination of musical and technical experience.
Theremin Summer Academy in Colmar/France
Together with artistic director Carolina Eyck, Thierry organizes the annual Theremin Summer Academy in Colmar/France as a technical director.
Official Website = www.theremin.tfrenkel.com
Thierrys’ Theremin Modules = www.shop.theremin.nl/TTM/modules.html