Thursday, 5 January 2017

Midsomer Theremin

The late Celia Sheen plays the theme tune from ITV's drama series "Midsomer Murders" on the Theremin.

I find it fascinating to watch. When I first saw the clip I thought what a good idea it would have been to show Celia playing the theme tune before each episode. A shadowy image of her superimposed on seemingly innocent scenes of village life perhaps.

Of course one problem with the idea is that many of us might have found Celia playing the Theremin rather more mysterious than the programmes. 


Sam Vega said...

That's mysterious, all right. I reckon they are playing a conventional keyboard and running it through some special sound effects, and she's miming with some fancy scrap metal. She's doing all those vague wincing faces to add musical respectability.

Demetrius said...

Not quite "Death In Venice" but a lot shorter.

James Higham said...

That is one weird instrument.

A K Haart said...

Sam - she also looks like Midsomer Murders character just about to be done in by a fiendish electrical contraption.

Demetrius - I can never remember if I've read the book.

James - good to watch though.