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Title:Modern implemetation of trautonium
Author(s):McWilliams, Austin
Contributor(s):Haken, Lippold
Subject(s):Trautonium
MIDI
continuous pitch
electronic music
Abstract:The Trautonium is an electronic music instrument invented in 1929 by Friedrich Trautwein and whose design was continually advanced by Oskar Sala. Though the instrument fell out of fashion near the middle of the twentieth century, it is recognized for its continuous-pitch playing surface that allows for fast playing with the assistance of an octave-shift pedal while the hands remain stationary. The goal of this thesis was to redesign the Trautonium using modern electronics while preserving the performer’s method of interaction with the instrument and creating a pleasant playing surface. What has been created is one of the only instruments that suffers from neither pitch sterility nor dynamic sterility—and it is perhaps the only instrument that meets these objectives with a high level of accuracy and with a low production cost.
Issue Date:2017-05
Genre:Other
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97870
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-08-22


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