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Google goes doodle over Clara Rockmore on her 105th birthday. Know more!

Do You Know About Clara Rockmore Whom Google Is Celebrating Today? She Was One Of The World’s First Prominent Electronic Musicians. Google Is Celebrating 105th Birthday Of Clara Today.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 09 Mar 2016, 03:27:29 PM

New Delhi :

Do you know about Clara Rockmore whom Google is celebrating today? She was one of the world’s first prominent electronic musicians. Google is celebrating 105th birthday of Clara today.

The tech giant produces an animated musical doodle with a strange looking instrument called, theremin which Clara used to perform as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Surprising facts:

Clara learned to play violin under the virtuoso Leopold Auer, but due to persistent  bone problems, she had to quit playing it. She became the youngest person to join the Imperial Conservatory of St Petersburg, which she joined aged just five.

Theremin was created by Leon Theremin which she took after she quit playing violin and became the renowned player of this instrument.

Rockmore was born in Lithuania in 1911 and died in 1998. So whats more interesting about today’s doodle is it is created by artist Robinson Wood, interaction designer Kevin Burke, and engineers Will Knowles and Kris Hom (with support from the larger Doodle engineering team).

Google doodle allows the user first to learn through musical lessons trying to explore how the musical instrument called theremin actually functions.  The best part is its for all age groups and has three lessons to learn.

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First Published : 09 Mar 2016, 12:36:00 PM