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This exhibition was the first major retrospective to be devoted to that most enigmatic of Futurists, Luigi Russolo (). A signatory of the. “Luigi Russolo is increasingly being recognized as an important figure in 20th century art and music, and his work deserves to be better understood. Chessa’s. Luigi Russolo (–)—painter, composer, builder of musical instruments, and first-hour member of the Italian Futurist movement—was a crucial figure in.

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As creator of the first systematic poetics of noise and inventor of what has been considered the first mechanical sound synthesizer, Russolo looms large in the development Luigi Russolo — —painter, composer, builder of musical instruments, and first-hour member of the Italian Futurist movement—was a futyrist figure in the evolution of twentieth-century aesthetics.

Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Kurt marked it as to-read Jun 18, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Russolo and Synesthesia 6.

Sporadic references to this influence can be found in volumes, catalogs, and essays on futurism and the visual arts edited by Calvesi and Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco.

His analysis reveals a multifaceted man in whom the drive to keep up with the latest scientific trends coexisted with an embrace of the irrational, and a critique of materialism and positivism. Greg marked it as to-read Jun 11, Italian musical instrument makers Italian classical composers Italian male classical composers 20th-century russllo composers 19th-century Italian painters Italian male painters 20th-century Italian painters Italian Futurist painters Futurist composers Noise musicians Experimental musicians Experimental composers births deaths People from the Metropolitan City of Venice Inventors of musical instruments 20th-century Italian composers.

Luigi Russolo – Wikipedia

Chapter 1 Futurism as a Metaphysical Science It is surprising how little the common perception of futurism has changed sincewhen Maurizio Calvesi complained about the “reductive general idea of Italian futurism as a simple exaltation of the machine and superficial reproduction of movement. Russolo and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti gave the first concert of Futurist music, complete with intonarumoriin Aprilcausing a riot. Such experiences, in turn, would permit the futurists to observe reality from a hyperreal point of view, as well as to re-create reality through a new, spiritual mode of artistic creation.


Luciano Chessa provides vast amounts of information on the ideas and trends fuhurist influenced the Futurists, and offers a wealth of insight and observations rrussolo point the way for further research on avant-garde music and art in the twentieth century.

In Italy, critiques of positivism and materialism also attacked idealism, and not just in rational and dialectic Hegelian formulations but also in idealism’s mainstream Italian dissemination through the writings of the philosopher Benedetto Croce.

As the author of the first systematic aesthetics of noise and the alleged creator of the first mechanical sound synthesizer, Russolo is increasingly regarded as a key figure in the evolution of twentieth-century music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gemseeker marked it as to-read Nov 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It is the only surviving contemporaneous sound recording of Luigi Russolo’s noise music.

The Spirali di Rumori 9. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Luigi Russolo from the Formative Years to 1. Stas Sajin marked it as to-read Jun 01, Intonarumori Unveiled in Luigi Russolo, Futurist. Luigi Russolo was perhaps the first noise artist. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Calvesi addresses this point when he writes, russoolo did not want a scientific aesthetics, that is, definable into scientific rules, but only an aesthetics that took the acquisitions of science into account: Russolo,Intonarumoriinstruments built for music-piece ‘Bruitism’, partly operating on electricity.


Perhaps for a predisposition of spirit, perhaps because his career lasted for only a brief moment and almost did not leave him time to conclude a cycle of thought, Boccioni was one of the very few futurists to produce a volume that presented his poetics systematically. Refresh and try again. Lindsey marked it as to-read Oct 17, More Like This Futurisg all results sharing this subject: Russolo and Synesthesia in Luigi Russolo, Futurist.

Renewed interest in the topic began first with the extensive catalog of a Frankfurt exhibition titled Okkultismus und Avantgarde, which devoted much space to the futurists; this was followed by Flavia Matitti’s writing on Balla and theosophy, as well as by the handsome volume by Simona Cigliana Futurismo esotericowhich takes its title from Celant’s essay and is the most complete contribution to the topic to date.

There were those who, considering the future of scientific research, maintained that science should include among its fields of inquiry the study of paranormal phenomena and confer legitimacy upon it, since this was the natural direction toward which science was already tending.

Jakub rated it liked it Apr 15, This book alters our conception of Russolo, Futurism, and the early artistic avant-garde. To summarize all the instances that show connections between futurism and esoteric preoccupations at various levels-ranging from spirituality to interest in and practice of the occult arts, and also including black and red magic and spiritualism-would be an ambitious undertaking.

Introduction in Luigi Russolo, Futurist.