Coralie Ehinger lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is passionate about electronic instruments, in particular the theremin, her instrument of choice.
Combining her musical knowledge and educational experience – she holds a degree in special education – she has worked to develop the didactic and recreational aspects of the theremin in the courses and conferences she offers in schools (Gymnase de la Broye, Genevan middle schools, etc.) and festivals (Montreux Jazz Festival, Electrosanne, Festival Electron, Présences Electroniques, etc.).
She has collaborated with several artists, featuring for example on the piece Long Live Paper & Scissors by the Lausanne-based band Fauve, Odieux and Si forte by Robert Sandoz (Robe) as well as Secret Garden by Xewin. She also performs solo under the name Therminal C at art exhibits, cultural events, etc.
Coralie Ehinger not only plays the theremin, but also the Matryomin, a small theremin built into a Matryoshka (Russian nesting doll). She is an official member of the Matryomin Ensemble Mable, a Japanese ensemble of Matryomin players, and has performed with them in Japan and during their European tour.
In 2007 she created the first French-language online platform dedicated to the theremin, www.etheremin.com, and co-wrote An Introduction to the Theremin, which has been translated into several languages.
She founded in 2009 the NODE, a theremin festival in Lausanne which, building upon its successes, became in 2012 the N/O/D/E, a festival dedicated to sound oddities, focusing on unusual instruments, forgotten sounds, bizarre music and the correlation between past and present. The 5th edition took place in January 2016.
An avid frequenter of conventions and electronic music events, she travels Europe regularly and has become the Swiss ambassador of the theremin.