Oskar Sala

Oskar Sala

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Oskar Sala (1910, Greiz, Germany - 2002, Berlin, Germany) was one of the most innovative composer in the history of electronic music. His instrument, the Mixtur-Trautonium was first introduced to the public in 1952 and soon received international licenses. Its massive architecture remains so unique that nobody is able to reproduce the instrument nor interpret any of his compositions

Oskar Sala had been a pupil of Friedrich Trautwein, the inventor of the Trautonium. But physicist Sala studied music with Paul Hindemith in 1930 at the Berlin conservatory and also played his compositions for Trautonium. Early on with Trautwein, he composed pieces for Trautonium and performed them with the Berlin Philharmony conducted by Carl Schuricht in 1940.

From the 40's, he dedicated himself to film scoring and helped numerous classics to gain their musical refinements. In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was unsuccessfully searching for an acoustic environment to his eerie bird scenes until Sala convinced him to use his Trautonium-generated sound-effects.
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Oskar Sala Discography

Albums

Remi Gassmann / Oskar Sala Remi Gassmann / Oskar Sala - Electronics / Five Improvisations On Magnetic Tape (Album) Westminster, Westminster US 1961 Sell This Version
Oskar Sala Electronic Virtuosity (Album) Selected Sound Germany 1970 Sell This Version
STU 70633 Oskar Sala / Harald Genzmer Oskar Sala / Harald Genzmer - Électronique Et Stéréophonie: Musique Spatiale(LP) Erato STU 70633 France 1972 Sell This Version
Oskar Sala Elektronische Impressionen (Album, Comp) Telefunken Germany 1979 Sell This Version
SM 1040 Oskar Sala Electronic Kaleidoscope(LP, Album) Wergo, Spectrum (12) SM 1040 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Harald Genzmer - Oskar Sala Harald Genzmer - Oskar Sala - Trautonium Konzerte - Oskar Sala Trautonium (Album) WERGO Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Oskar Sala My Fascinating Instrument (Album) Erdenklang Germany 1990 Sell This Version
OW 022 Matthias Becker / Klaus Stühlen / Ralf Weber / Oskar Sala Matthias Becker / Klaus Stühlen / Ralf Weber / Oskar Sala - Synthesizer Von Gestern Vol.2(CD, Album) Originalton West OW 022 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
OW 027 Matthias Becker / Claudius Brüse / Klaus Stühlen / Ralf Weber / Oskar Sala Matthias Becker / Claudius Brüse / Klaus Stühlen / Ralf Weber / Oskar Sala - Synthesizer Von Gestern Vol. 3(CD, Album) Originalton West OW 027 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Oskar Sala Subharmonische Mixturen (Album) Erdenklang Germany 1997 Sell This Version
400-545-2 Oskar Sala Der Trautonium-Spieler Oskar Sala : Historische Rundfunkproduktionen (2xCD, Album) MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk 400-545-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ML 308 Oskar Sala Anwendung Elektronischer Musik Für Den Film Von Oskar Sala(7") Gravesaner Blätter ML 308 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
MEP 6043 Oskar Sala Elektronische Filmmusik(7", EP, Single) Metronome MEP 6043 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TR. 30 Oskar Sala Trautonium(Vinyl, 10) TransWorld Recorded Library TR. 30 UK 1963 Sell This Version