Pamelia Kurstin

Thursday, October 9, 2003. 8:30 pm

Pamelia Kurstin

Thursday, October 9, 2003. 8:30 pm

One of the world’s leading virtuosos of the theremin presents her “evolution of overlapping loooooooping harmonic structures.” She has appeared on Saturday Night Live, at Tonic, the Guggenheim Museum, PS1 and across the universe.


Pamelia Stickney (formerly known as Pamelia Kurstin) is an American theremin player. She has performed and recorded with many artists including David Byrne, Yoko Ono, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Seb Rochford, Otto Lechner and Simone Dinnerstein, and was instrumental to the final design of Robert Moog’s Etherwave Pro Theremin, for which she was the primary test musician. Stickney has made various film, television and radio appearances, most notably on Saturday Night Live, and in the 2004 documentary Moog. Stickney has also presented talks at events such as TED. Her background as a jazz musician on the upright bass has led to develop a “walking bass” theremin technique. She was based in New York until 2005; she now lives in Vienna, Austria. –Bio as of 2019