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Intonarumori
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The Intonarumori were a group of \'noise making\' instruments invented by the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo. They were rather big wooden boxes with cone in front of them to amplifie the sound they made. All of the boxes were controlled by means of handles that were moved or turned. There were 27 varieties of the boxes that made noises like howling, thunder, crackling, crumpling, exploding, gurgling, buzzing, hissing,..etc.

The Intonarumori were made to demonstrate the statements of the futurist and in particular Russolo concerning futurist music, described in his essay \'The Art of Noise\'.


Drawing of the inside of one of the machines.
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Luigi Russolo
Luigi Russolo
(1885 - 1947) Italian Futurist ,the author of the manifestoes The Art of Noises (1913) and Musica F
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Drawing of the inside of one of the machines.