Commentary

"It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the talented Theremin crew these past couple of days. I learned much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience." -Scott Schwartz, Archivist for Music and Fine Arts and Director Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. ETO participant-March 5, 2017

"It was truly a pleasure to be part of this Theremin event, and to meet all of you. I, too, learned quite a bit from Barry's fascinating lecture and from the training sessions. Wow, what an experience." -Frank Horger, Creative Director, Recording@Illinois UIUC School of Music. ETO participant- March 5, 2017

"I also thought the performance went well. It was also a lot of fun. I'm definitely on board to do it again."- David Matthew Luftig. ETO participant- March 5, 2017

"Thank you for today. Really enjoyed the experience."-Jason Finkelman, Director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives, UIUC.-ETO participant- March 5, 2017.

"I was so pleased to see so many people come out and see the performance...it was definitely a memorable and unique experience!"-Brad Olson, Education Coordinator, Krannert Art Museum, UIUC. March 5, 2017.

"I enjoyed your theremin concert...nice work!"- John Toenjes, Interactive Performance Artist; Associate Professor, Music Director, UIUC Department of Dance; Director, LAIT Laboratory for Audience Interactive Technologies. March 5, 2017.

"Barry, thanks for this opportunity. It's great to get to play the theremin, and fantastic to play loud in that big room."- Tom Faux, Director, Community Center 4 the Arts, Urbana, Illinois. ETO participant-May 5, 2017.

"Thanks, Barry. It was a blast and I dug your lecture (not to mention your conducting)."-Jamie Hutchinson. ETO participant-May 9, 2017

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"This Eclipse Magic party has been a lot of fun to promote. I am so glad you agreed to share your music with us that day. And I love the Exploratorium idea. I know anyone in the audience at a theremin concert harbors the fantasy of getting to go up there and wave their hands to make interesting sounds. Your group adds a really wonderful dimension and focus to our day." ---Evelyn Shapiro, Promotions Manager, Champaign Public Library-August 15, 2017 

"At my age, I don't expect much in the way of novel musical experiences. But wrong: ...I just came from a performance of the Etherphonic Theremin Ensemble [sic], eight Theremin players...conducted by Barry Morse, in the Krannert Center, and was that ever music of the sort I had never heard before PLAYED LIVE. The theremin...was for me something one read about, and I once saw one demonstrated, but a group of eight, playing under the conductor (who I think was essentially improvising, giving signals), and themselves sometimes improvising, producing sounds and structures not really imaginable on conventional instruments, that was a really new and satisfying and very interesting experience...Bravo! And Encore!"---Bruno Nettl, Professor Emeritus of Musicology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-September 22, 2017

"[I]t was quite a beautiful moment to see the crowd from George Saunders exit the theatre and enter the orchestra's final crescendo. That there were over 150 people watching prior to that is a testament to the level of interest this community has in the odd, the abnormal, the experimental, the mind-bending. You executed perfectly."--Seth Fein, founder, Nicodemus Agency and producer, Pygmalion Festival, Champaign, Illinois-September 26, 2017