Peter Pichler puts live Trautonium music to the silent movie master piece "Metropolis" (1927) by Fritz Lang for the finissage of the exhibition "100 years UFA" at the "Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern".
The film as well as this extraordinary early electronic instrument originate from an extremely creative and openminded era in Germany, the Weimar Republic, between the two wars.
Both, film and instrument, were vastly ahead of their time at the beginning of the 20th century and message and sound are more relevant than ever today.
"This brilliant Metropolis Concert yesterday was a fantastic achievement and a programme highlight that will be remembered by our audience for a very long time. Thank you very much for your wonderful commitment."
Isabel Siben; CEO Kunstfoyer Munich
Peter Pichler puts to sound live at the Mixture-Trautonium Hitchcock's Classic Thriller "The Birds" (1963).
Hitchcock could not find any natural bird sounds that seemed spooky enough for his taste. Finally he found Oskar Sala in Berlin who could produce artificial electronic bird sounds. The film does not have a normal score at all. All sounds are Trautonium-sounds.
"We thank you that you have driven all the way to Halle in order to bestow upon us this wonderful evening. We were also very happy with the large and very divers crowd that found its way to our cinema. It was very interesting to experience this film together with the extraordinary sounds of the Trautonium live … thank you very much for this beautiful evening."
Fotos: Jessen Mordhorst
In the sold out Filmmuseum Potsdam - live with Mixture Trautonium "the Birds" by Alfred Hitchcock.
"…We thank you for a very, very beautiful evening, which also thrilled our audience. The way Peter Pichler handled Hitchcock's pictures was extremely sensitive and effectful. The instrument itself and its sounds fascinated me - and also our guests as I noticed…"
"A Voyage to the Moon" (1975) by Manfred Durniok at the "Zwickl" - Dokumentare film festival Schwandorf. Peter Pichler at the Mixture Trautonium; Stephan Hofer at the smaller Trautonium and E-Percussion.
"A Voyage to the Moon" in the music instruments collection in city museum of Munich.