Festival della Canzone Italiana 

Sanremo 2021

Peter Pichler was invited to support the Italian artist and musician Mirco Mariani and his band "EXTRALISCIO" at their performance at the Sanremo Music Festival 2021 with the weird and extraordinary sounds of the Trautonium.


Thank you for four minutes, just great fun and extraordinary sounds!

Many thanks also to Roberto Molinelli (conductor and arrangement) for the great arrangement and to the sensational orchestra from Rai Italia, who obviously enjoyed the challenge.


What a feast! Gladly again at any time!


Press reviews:

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Bunker sounds beyond the allotment gardens

"Degenerate" music on ruins of memory to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Germany from the National Socialists.

Film project commissioned by the Nantesbuch Foundation.

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2045: the birds are silent. Nature is silent.

Only one instrument can make them sing "The Trautonium".

Trautonium scientist Max tries to awaken the sounds of nature with synthetic, natural tones using a secret, sophisticated system from days gone by.


It succeeds ... like every year!


Plum-headed parakeet "Sissi" and the white sparrow (no albino) shot on November 24th, 1963 in Ellmannsweiler have in their genes the sound of past centuries that Max brought to life with an overtone reflection, i.e. subharmonic sounds, and teaches the animals to sing again.



The Trautonium's first non-European concert tour in its 90-year history.

Workshops, concerts, seminars and film recordings during a three-week tour of Australia.

Incredibly nice and interested people and enthusiastic students - classically interested, electro freaks, film fans of all ages.

A wonderful, enriching journey that has brought the Trautonium to many hearts and made the pioneer of the synthesizer known to new people.

Oskar Sala would have loved to be there.

Ankunft des Trautonium ins Perth
Ankunft des Trautonium ins Perth

Konzert WAAPA Perth
Konzert WAAPA Perth

Sonnenuntergang Australien

Ankunft des Trautonium ins Perth
Ankunft des Trautonium ins Perth

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Musical theater

Paul Hindemith, Oskar Sala, Friedrich Trautwein. Three fates. One instrument: the Trautonium, predecessor of the synthesizer. Peter Pichler had the anachronistic instrument built in triplicate and tells in "Reunion in Trautonia" the story of a utopian reunification of the three Trautonium protagonists: Hindemith, Sala and Trautwein.

A production by Peter Pichler and Katja Huber supported by the district of Upper Bavaria and Schwere Reiter Munich; World premiere in 2011

"Pichler, Jan Kahlert and Tschinge Krenn drive furiously around in the three boxes (...) iridescent sounds, as spherical as sharp, wider, deeper, bigger, more glittering than most synthesizers"

Süddeutsche Zeitung