3 Sep 2013

Outtake - Radiohead and the Ondes Martenot, and the Trautonium

From These Hopeful Machines, 7:20 pm on 3 September 2013

Volkstrautonium, Telefunken Berlin, 1933/1934 Photo: PD BY Museumsinsulaner

The Theremin and the Ondes Martenot are still in use today - indeed the latter includes Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood amongst its players.

The Trautonium, a contemporary of these early electronic instruments, is less well-known today, but Paul Hindemith wrote for it in the early 1930s.

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Radiohead with Ondes Martenot

Trautoniks - custom-made Trautoniums and controllers.

Trautonium player Oskar Sala in 1941 ...and in 1991.

Peter Pichler plays Hindemith on the Mixturtrautonium.