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Manhattan's Marathon Theremin Gig

Lemon Jelly's Nick Franglen will play non-stop for 24 hours underneath the New York bridge

  • 21/06/2011
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Last year armed only with a thermin, effects pedals and a mixing desk one half of Lemon Jelly, Nick Franglen, used London Bridge and its human traffic to create 24 hours of music.

Pedestrians passing overhead would trigger a sensor briefly cutting the flow of music.

Now Franglen, who has made records with Star Trek legend William Shatner and Velvet Underground's John Cale, is at it again.

This morning (12am EST) - he started playing the 1920's instrument underneath Manhattan Bridge in New York - as part of Make Music New York, a free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June on the 21st, the longest day of the year.

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