The Art of Noise

The Art of Noises – Futurist Manifesto

“L’arte dei rumori (The art of noises) takes the form of a letter from artist and instrument builder Luigi Russolo to the musician Francesco Balilla Pratella written on March 11, 1913. Russolo focused on noises as a basic element of Futurist musical poetics and invented new musical instruments called intonarumori (noisetuners, or noise-making instruments). He said that “the limited circle of pure sounds must be broken, and the infinite variety of ‘noise-sound’ conquered.” The text is from a collection of Futurist documents held by the University Library of Padua.”

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The Art of Noise