Luigi Russolo

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Luigi Russolo (30 April 1883 – 4 February 1947) was an Italian Futurist painter and composer, and the author of the manifesto The Art of Noises (1913). He is often regarded as one of the first noise music experimental composers with his performances of "noise concerts" in 1913–14 and then again after World War I, notably in Paris in 1921.

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  • ''In antiquity there was only silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.''
    Luigi Russolo (1885-1947), Italian painter, Futurist. repr. In Michael Kirby, Futurist Performance (1971). "The Art of Noise," Futurist Manifesto (Mil...
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