The 17th annual Theremin Ghosts tour of performances of events throughout the Hudson Valley begins on Saturday, October 19 at the Mudd Puddle Cafe in New Paltz. The series with Robert Milby (ghosts and gothic poems) and Carl Welden (Moog Theremin) has been haunting the Hudson Valley since October 2003.

The duo performs original poems written by Milby, about haunted sites in the Hudson Valley, NYC, and gothic landscapes, not always of the tangible world. Welden lectures for around 5 minutes, on the history and uses of the Theremin, followed by one the most original and unusual poetry and sound performances in New York State.

The 2019 Theremin Ghosts Schedule

  • Sat 10/19, 7:00 p.m. – Mudd Puddle Café, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY – $5 cover
  • Wed 10/30, 7:00 p.m. – Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY – no cover
  • Thu 10/31, 9:00 p.m. – Mohonk Mountain House (Lake Lounge), 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY – Charge for dinner. More information.

The shows are 45-50 minutes long. There are few distractions, beyond odd electric lighting and occasional candles and autumn leaves, scattered at the foot of the stage.