Russolo’s “Art of Noises”

Russolo’s “Art of Noises”

Russolo’s manifesto is part of the wider art movement of Futurism. The founding manifesto by F.T. Marinetti can be read here. It is a scary read given its misogyny and militarism, but it is important context for thinking many subsequent art movements, including Dada and Surrealism (which in many ways are counters). Russolo’s manifesto is thankfully free of misogynistic expressions, focused more on the aesthetic strategies of the sound art it advocates and describes. Here’s an article discussing Russolo’s work and a modern demo of the technology he created:

Also, the contemporary genre of “Glitch music” (also “Chiptune” and “Glitch hop”) carry Russolo’s ideas into contemporary music:

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