Intonarumori – Music for 16 Futurist Noise Intoners

Nov 15, 2014 1410

This week-long event features both historic and new compositions on reconstructions of the legendary Intonarumori, or 'orchestra of Futurist noise intoners,' created by Italian Futurist artist Luigi Russolo. These extraordinary instruments, lost by the early 1940s, were rebuilt from the original blueprints by composer/musicologist Luciano Chessa, for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Italian Futurism.

As the first instruments capable of creating and manipulating noises through entirely mechanical processes, the intonarumori can be considered to be the original analog synthesizers, and the ancestors to the latest electronic synthesizers used today.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, with support from the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, presents these instruments for demonstrations and open rehearsals, free to the public, in the spectacular Atrium of the museum. The week-long event will culminate in a formal concert on Friday, January 16 directed by Luciano Chessa in Gartner Auditorium.

For more information, please contact:
Serena Scaiola, Hon. Consul of Italy in Cleveland (216) 861.1585

Source: La Gazzetta Italiana

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