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Luigi Russolo, Futurist


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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part One. Luigi Russolo from the Formative Years to 1913 1. Futurism as a Metaphysical Science 2. Occult Futurism 3. Spotlight on Russolo 4. Painting Noise: La musica 5. Russolo and Synesthesia 6. Russolo's Metaphysics Part Two. The Art of Noises and the Occult 7. Intonarumori Unveiled 8. The Spirali di Rumori 9. The Arte dei "Romori" 10. Controversial Leonardo 11. Third Level Conclusion: Materialist Futurism? Notes

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Luciano Chessa, a composer and musicologist, teaches music history at the San Francisco Conservatory.


"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 1920): Chessa splendidwavesintonednoiseswordsluminousssss!" The Wire "The most comprehensive source of Russolo available in English." "Reconciles Russolo's artistic temperament, spiritual awakenings, and philosophical entanglements." Performa Magazine "Luciano Chessa reconstructs Russolo's life through ambitious archival research, uncovering ... how the artist's eccentric interests influenced his creative output." -- Maria Popova

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