Tech giant Google is celebrating the 112th birth anniversary of physicist Oskar Sala who is also an innovative electronic music composer, with its doodle on Monday.
According to its website, Sala electrified the world of television, radio and film by producing sound effects on a musical instrument called a mixture-trautonium.
Sala was born in Greiz, Germany, in 1910. His mother was a singer and his father was an ophthalmologist who also knew talent.
Sala began creating compositions and songs for instruments like violin and piano at 14, according to the website.
With his educational background as a composer and an electro-engineer, he created electronic music that set his style apart from others.
Sala received several awards for his work. In 1995, he donated his original mixture-trautonium to the German Museum for Contemporary Technology.
“Sala also built the Quartett-Trautonium, Concert Trautonium and the Volkstrautonium. His efforts in electronic music opened the field of subharmonics.