Oscar Sala Google Doodle Today Who Was Oscar Sala German Electronic Music Pioneer

Google is celebrating German physicist and electronic musician Oscar Sala’s 112th birthday with a doodle that shows him playing a musical instrument called the Mixture-Trutonium.

The trautonium is an electronic synthesizer invented by the German musicologist Friedrich Trautwein in 1930. Oscar Sala joined Trautwein shortly thereafter. He continued to develop trautonium until Sala’s death in 2002.

The trautonium’s manual is made of a resistive wire on a metal plate instead of a keyboard. A metal plate is pressed to produce sound. Sala developed the original instrument extensively, spending several decades using it to create interesting sounds and compositions.

The Sala’s subharmonic generator system is the most fundamental contribution to the instrument’s ability to produce true sound. The central module with the screen is one of the subharmonic generators that gives the Mixer-Trutonium the “mixing” part of its name.

Oscar Sala’s Early Life

Born in Greece, Germany, on July 18, 1910, Sala had a passion for music from an early age. Sala’s mother was a singer and her father was an ophthalmologist with musical talent.

Sala began writing and composing songs at the age of 14 using instruments such as the violin and piano.

Sala’s fascination with music

According to the official Google Doodle website, when he first heard about the device, Sala was fascinated by the tonal possibilities and technology offered by Trutonium. Sala devoted his life to mastering the trautonium and developing it further. This inspired his studies in physics and composition at school.

Sala’s focus on music and physics inspired him to develop his own instrument called the Mixture-Trutonium. He was educated as a musician and electro-engineer. Using this knowledge, he created electronic music that set his style apart from others. The Mixture-Trutonium has a unique architecture so much that it can play different sounds or voices simultaneously.

Sala worked for a recording studio, composing music pieces and sound effects for several television, radio and film productions. These include the 1959 German drama film Rosemary and the 1963 horror classic Birds.

The mix-trautonium produced sounds such as bird cries, hammering and slamming of doors and windows.

recognition for work

Sala gave many interviews describing his work, met many artists, and was honored in radio broadcasts and films. He also received many awards for his work. In 1995, Sala donated his original Mixture-Trutonium to the Gein Museum for Contemporary Technology.

Sala produced other musical instruments called the Quartet-Trutonium, Concert Trautonium, and Volkstratonium. Sala’s forays into electronic music opened up the field of subharmonics, the undertone series in music, which resulted from reversing the intervals of the overtone series.

Sala, with his dedication and creative energy, became a one-man orchestra.

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