As if playing the ghost of an instrument, a Thereminists role appears to be part musician part conjurer; though after listening to Armen Ras playing and point of view, you most likely will believe the latter.
Divorced from his identity to receive anothers, Armen Ra notes that he enters an otherworldly state while performing. In this sense, he opens the possibility for sonic drag. The substitution of the sound of the Theremin for the voice of Callas teeters on the edge of selfless homage and provides new entry into the tradition of drag and gender performance. Consequently, the Theremin transcends its eerie science fiction associations for an elegant connection to voice and the music of the spheres.