Luigi Russolo

The rockin’ history sketch for Friday is of the Italian Futurist, Luigi Russolo! Russolo was a painter and composer, but is most famous for drafting the manefesto entitled The Art of Noises – making him the first theorist on electronic music!

The Futurists were all about f*cking machines – sometimes literally! They felt that through the machine, man could forge a new, utopian future. Their hopes were totally squashed by WWI, when the world witnessed how destructive machines like tanks, automatic weapons, and airplane bombers could be.

Luigi Russolo – father of electronic music

Published in: on August 24, 2007 at 1:58 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Apparently, the Futurists were also all about pimp-@ss facial hair.

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