The founder of Italian Futurism, F.T. Marinetti was heavily influenced by French Cubism and Etienne Jules Marey, a scientist and photographer who studied the mechanics of bodies in motion. He also created the first cat video in 1894 called “Falling Cat”
We also share the intonarumori performance by Robert Worby for BBC Radio 3.
Special thanks to Dan Russo for lending his voice.
References and further reading:
Futurism: An Anthology by Henry McBride, et al.
Guggenheim Exhibit: Art, Nationalism and War: Political Futurism in Italy
We Will Sing the Love of Danger: Italian Futurism and Imagined Representations of Gender and Technology by Anne Dalke and Laura Blakenship
Voice as Surface and Artifact in the Experimental Drone Music of Jelena Glazova by Peter Kirn
Futurist Movement: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre and the Language of Rupture by Marjorie Perloff
The Futurist Synthetic Theatre by F.T. Marinetti, Emilio Settimelli, Bruno Corr
Futurist Performance by Michael Kirby and Victoria Nes Kirby
The Art of Noises by Luigi Russolo
Analyse und Werturteil by Carl Dahlhaus
Media Parasite in the Avant-Garde: On the Abuse of Technology and Communication by Arndt Niebisch
jelena-glazova.com and https://soundcloud.com/jelenaglazova