Newsbits: Theremin for Rats / Liliana Rodriquez Alvarado / Patrick Shrioishi / Japanese Jazz

And from the Department of Things That We Didn’t Know We Needed, a Theremin for rats.

Violinist Liliana Rodriquez Alvarado is interviewed.

The Patrick Shrioishi Nonet’s recent LA performance is reviewed.

Burning Ambulance has a few thoughts on Japanese jazz.