Happy birthday, Oskar Sala!
The present Google Doodle celebrates what might have been the 112th birthday celebration of Oskar Sala, an inventive electronic music composer, and physicist. Recognized for creating sound results on an instrument called a mixture-trautonium, Salas electrified the universe of TV, radio and film.
Born in Greiz, Germany, in 1910, Sala was immersed in music since birth. His mom was a singer and his dad was an ophthalmologist with melodic ability. At 14, Sala started making creations and songs for instruments like the violin and piano.
At the point when Sala originally heard a device called the trautonium, he became entranced by the tonal possibilities and the innovation the instrument offered. His life mission became dominating the trautonium and creating it further which motivated his studies in physics and composition at school.
This new focus led Sala to foster his own instrument called the mixture-trautonium. With his education as a writer and an electro-engineer, he made electronic music that put his style aside from others. The mixture-trautonium’s architecture is interesting to such an extent that it was fit for playing a few sounds or voices all the while.
From behind the entryway of a recording studio, Sala made melodic pieces and audio effects for some TV, radio and film creations, like Rosemary (1959) and The Birds (1962). The instrument made noises like bird cries, hammering and door and window slams.
Sala got a few honors for his work — he gave many interviews, met various artists and was honored in radio stations and films. In 1995, he gave his original mixture-trautonium to the German Museum for Contemporary Technology.
Sala likewise built the Quartett-Trautonium, Concert Trautonium and the Volkstrautonium. His efforts in electronic music opened the field of subharmonics. With his commitment and creative energy, he became a one-man orchestra.