Armen Ra
Thereminist

"one of the foremost players of the Theremin today" -NYT

BIO


The mesmerizing style of  theremin virtuoso, Armen Ra, has garnered the admiration of fans on multiple continents. He is considered one of the finest thereminists in the world today. Intrigued by this strange and one-of-a-kind instrument, Armen Ra began to study the theremin in 2001. His debut performance came later that year when he shared the stage with the orchestral group, Antony & The Johnsons, in New York City. 

  • Soon afterward, Armen’s well attended solo concert at The Gershwin Hotel was covered by CNN. Armen has performed at upscale venues in the United States and Europe including: - 
  • - Museé Rodin, Christian Dior Haute Couture  Ball.(Paris)
  • - The United Nations (NYC)
  • - Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles)
  • - Chateau Marmont (Hollywood)
  • - The Broad Musem (LA)
  • - CBGB’s – (NYC)
  • - The New Museum (NYC)
  • - Wiener Konzerthaus Mozartsaal (Vienna) 
  • - Villa Petraia (Florence, Italy)
  • - The REDCAT (Los Angeles), hosted Armen’s performance of his critically-acclaimed multimedia piece, “METAL (A Tribute to Maria Callas)”.

  •  His debut solo CD, “Plays The Theremin” was released on Bowl & Fork Records in the summer of 2010. It showcases many classical Armenian laments and folk songs. 

  • Theremin Classique, released in 2015 features European classical Arias. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/... 

  • Armen has performed and recorded with a large variety of artists and orchestras. 
  • Recent performances: – North American tour with rock icon Nick Cave’s group, Grinderman. – Collaboration with legendary British recording artist, Marc Almond, on his 2010 release, “Varieté”. His exquisite theremin playing can be heard in the song “My Madness and I”.
  •  – Armen plays on the Current 93 album entitled “HoneySuckle Aeons”. He appears in multiple songs on this 2011 release.
  •  – Armen plays on the debut album of Drag Race winner Sharon Needles. The songs “Every day is halloween” and “This cub is a haunted house” released 2013. 
  • – Armen’s recording of “Dle Yaman” was used for the video of designer Michael Schmidt’s 3-D gown which premiered on NY TIMES.COM and will tour art museums around the world. 

  • 2015: Multiple International award winning documentary entitled WHEN MY SORROW DIED, The legend Of Armen Ra and the Theremin released. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whenmyso... 

  • 2016: Featured on Selena Gomez’s Number 1 album REVIVAl on the track “me and my girls” 
  • Featured on Gwen Stefani’s first Number 1 Album on the track “Naughty” 
  • Mentioned in Billboard article about Clara Rockmore and the GOOGLE Theremin Doodle. 

  • 2017: Featured performer for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Ball at Museé Rodin, Paris. 
  • Guest artist with Bora Yoon at The Broad Museum Los Angeles. National Sawdust, Williamsburg Brooklyn double bill performance  with Bora Yoon.
  • Trinity Chapel NYC and Church of the Ascension NYC  

  • Recorded with and appeared in several videos with Recording Artist BORNS 
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  • Produced and performed a Sold Out evening Salon with guest artists at Voila gallery Hollywood.

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