The intonarumori (noise intoners) are acoustically driven instruments originally designed and constructed by Russolo to make his new form of music. They were lost and destroyed over the subsequent years. As Joseph Young mentioned on the WLP’s March 11 post, few recordings of the original performances survived. In 2009 Luciano Chessa was commissioned to research and reconstruct the intonarumori. You can listen to David Weinstein speaking with Chessa about this intriguing story. And now, on this new LP by Sub Rosa, we can listen to recent performances directed by Chessa. Archival recordings made by Russolo are also featured.
The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners features:
Robert Filliou’s translation of Russolo’s “Art of Noise (futurist manifesto, 1913)” is available on Ubuweb.