Oskar Fischinger

(1900 – 1967) Filmmaker and pioneer of abstract film. Fischinger turned to abstract film under the influence of Ruttmann’s “Opus I”. He was one of the few filmmakers of his day who had already begun to think about linking music and visual effects at the onset of sound film in the 1920s. For example, he […]

Optical Sound Workshop FH St. Pölten

Light speaks, light makes music With these words Emerich Spielmann presented the Superpiano on a program broadcast on the Vienna radio station RAVAG in 1929. In 1931 Leon Theremin developed the first optical sound rhythm machine (Rhythmicon) and in the early 30s the Russian composer Arseny Avraamov as well as the German filmmaker Oskar Fischinger […]