Dorit Chrysler

Austrian-born, New York-based composer and performer Dorit Chrysler founded the first international schools for theremin, KidCoolThereminSchool and L’École Theremine, with branches in New York and Paris. As the founding director of the New York Theremin Society, Ms. Chrysler promotes the application of the theremin in different art disciplines. She is currently producing a THERMIN100 compilation release, commemorating the 100th birthday of the instrument in 2020. She received her master’s degree in musicology in Vienna and has collaborated with Anders Trentemøller, Cluster, Adult., CERN, Carsten Nicolai, Elliot Sharp, and Laurie Spiegel, among others. Ms. Chrysler recently finished an analog soundtrack for a remake of M by Fritz Lang, titled M—A City Hunts a Murderer which premiered at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival. A fierce champion of the theremin, she is featured on the soundtrack of the HBO documentary Going Clear and her works have been commissioned by MoMA and the Venice Biennale. She is the founder of Dame Electric, a festival dedicated to female pioneers in analog music, has received a Knightsbridge Foundation Grant, and has lectured at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and the Sibelius Academy. She co-produced a ten-piece theremin orchestra performance at Los Angeles’s Disney Hall and produced Invisible Flames, a work for a ten-piece children’s theremin orchestra, commissioned by the Styrian Autumn Festival. Ms. Chrysler has performed at Lincoln Center, Coachella, Roskilde, Palais Tokyo, the Louisiana Museum, Konzerthaus Vienna, and MMCA Seoul, and in concerts in Brazil, Australia, Japan, China, Mexico, Europe, and Canada. Dorit Chrysler made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.

(April 2019)