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date: 14 November 2019

Elektronisches Monochord (Ger.: ‘electronic monochord’)locked

  • Hugh Davies


(Ger.: ‘electronic monochord’)

A monophonic instrument with two ribbon controller-like ‘manuals’ developed in 1952–3 by Friedrich Trautwein for use in the electronic music studio of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne (the studio also had a Melochord). It was based on the concert version of the Trautonium developed by Oskar Sala, but without its subharmonic timbre section. With the introduction and widespread use of pure sine waves for the generation of sound material, pioneered by Stockhausen in his ...

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