Luigi Russolo

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Luigi Russolo
Luigi Russolo ca. 1916
Background information
Birth name Luigi Russolo
Born (1883-04-30)30 April 1883
Died 4 February 1947(1947-02-04) (aged 63)
Genres Experimental music, Avant-garde
Occupations "Machine music" pioneer
Futurist painter
Custom instrument builder
Years active 1901-1947

Luigi Russolo (30 April 1883 – 4 February 1947) was a painter and musician from Italy. He was part of the Futurism movement and built his own musical instruments. His instruments were destroyed in World War II in Paris, because the Germans bombed the city, others have simply disappeared.[1]

Russolos instruments, 1920

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Barclay Brown, "The Noise Instruments of Luigi Russolo", Perspectives of New Music 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Fall-Winer 1981, Spring-Summer 1982): 31–48; citation on 36