'Get Lucky' played on bassoon and theremin: video

15 August 2014, 10:26

The latest classically-influenced cover of Daft Punk's no. 1 hit 'Get Lucky' has emerged, and it's played on bassoon and theremin.

The video shows a busker at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival playing the song, using his bassoon to establish a looped chord progression and then playing the melody on the theremin.

He is also dressed as a steampunk pirate.

Watch: Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' played on trombone

The video also arrives on the anniversary of the birth of the theremin's inventor, Leon Theremin, who was born in 1896. His electronic instrument is played by moving one's hand between two antennae to manipulate the pitch.

It became very popular in the world of sci-fi films in the 1950s and in pop music after Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys used one in their song 'Good Vibrations'.

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