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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Adopting as its unifying leitmotif Russolo’s interest in the occult throughout his life, this biography demonstrates that the occult arts were the foundation upon which the superstructure of his art of noises was erected, Greg marked it as to-read Jun 11, No trivia or quizzes yet.

This book alters our conception of Russolo, Futurism, and the early artistic avant-garde. On futurist occultism and occult for a new kind of lluigi.

Luigi Russolo

La fusione della vita nell’arte, in which occult and spiritualist themes, however eccentric, occasionally color the overall discussion. Kurt marked it as to-read Jun 18, Russolo and Synesthesia in Luigi Russolo, Futurist. Defining the futurist movement and analyzing its aesthetic is not an easy task. Luigi Russolo from the Formative Years to 1.

Experimental futturist, avant-gardenoise.

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Critically the most lucid figure among them was probably Umberto Boccioni. It has been maintained that interest in the occult arts and metapsychics can be attributed to the futurists’ attraction to the then current understanding of science.

Chris is currently reading it Dec 08, Oxford University Press, p.

None of his intoning devices have survived, though recently some have been reconstructed and used in performances. DJ Yossarian marked it as to-read Sep 14, Russolo found traditional melodic music confining, and he envisioned noise music as its future replacement. Books Digital Products Journals. Russolo designed and constructed a number of noise-generating devices called Intonarumori, and assembled a noise orchestra to perform with them.


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

Luigi Russolo, Futurist by Luciano Chessa – Paperback – University of California Press

Reviews “Chessa’s writing retains a visionary edge throughout, and the book itself could be seen as an example lhigi synthesis and dynamism — in the spirit of the project, a review of it could simply read to paraphrase a portmanteau word made up by Futurist Giacomo Balla in 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. About the Author Luciano Chessaa composer and musicologist, teaches music history at the San Francisco Conservatory.

Jurgen Van den Brand added it Aug 09, Yet futurism was a movement futhrist by contradictory ideas, constantly oscillating between science and art, the rational and the irrational, future and past, mechanical and spiritual. Here I shall simply create a backdrop against which to project the fruit of research on Russolo’s interest in the occult and my reinterpretation of his sound-related activities in the context of this interest.

This view may be true, but it offers only a partial picture of futurism, and it bears the further defect of again putting science and technology at the center of the futurist poetic meditation, as if they were the end of this meditation instead of, as we will see, the means.


Michael Dalby rated it really liked it Jan 19, Recently there has been a growing interest in the work of the Italian futurist painter, composer, and maker of musical instruments Luigi Russolo — Hans rated it really liked it Dec 23, Zoi rated it liked it May 28, To ask other readers questions about Luigi Russolo, Futuristplease sign up.

Luigi Russolo, futurista makes a compelling argument that radically revises our views on a major creative figure of the twentieth century. Carol marked it as to-read Jun 16, Russolo’s Metaphysics in Luigi Russolo, Futurist.

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

Eyre marked it as to-read Jul 06, Murray is currently reading it Jul 04, 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. His analysis reveals a multifaceted man in russool the drive to keep up fuuturist the latest scientific trends coexisted with an embrace of the irrational, and a critique of materialism and positivism.

Although Russolo’s works bear little resemblance to modern noise music, his pioneering creations cannot be overlooked as an essential stage in the evolution of the several genres in this category. Anthony Parry marked it as to-read Jun 06, 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 russoloo in the evolution of twentieth-century music.