"The Birds" (1963) by Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmusicdays Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle an der Saale

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

Fünf Seen Filmfestival Starnberg

Filmmuseum Potsdam

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…"

(Filmmuseum Potsdam)

"A Voyage to the Moon" (1975) by Manfred Durniok

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1

Filmmusik Festival Bad Ems

Dokumentarfilmfest Schwandorf

"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.

Musikinstrumentensammlung Stadtmuseum München

"A Voyage to the Moon" in the music instruments collection in city museum of Munich.