Wednesday, October 10, 2012

look out! soul is back.

This is an essential compilation of historic poetic and music works, almost all of them from the first half of the 20th century, largely by Futurist and Dadaist artists that, taken altogether, represents a huge aspect of our cultural history. Some of the work points towards later developments, aesthetic and technological, of electronic music.
Among the most important works included are the Futurist Luigi Russolo's 'Risveglio di una Citta' (1913), in which the composer uses noisemaking instruments to imagine the early morning sounds of urban life; Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's dramatic spoken text composition, 'La Battaglia di Andrianpoli' (1924), which invokes battle sounds; and Kurt Schwitters' famous sound poem, 'Die Sonata in Urlauten' (1932). Also included are Antonio Russolo's Corale' (1921) and 'Serenata' (1921), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's 'Sintesi Musicali Futuristiche' (1931) and 'Definizione di Futurismo' (1924), Luigi Grandi's 'Cavalli + Acciaio' (1935), Wyndham Lewis' 'end of Enemy Interlude' (1940), Guillaume Apollinaire's 'Le Pont Mirabeau' (1912), Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, and Richard Huelsenbeck's 'L'amiral cherche une Maison a Louer', Marcel Duchamp's 'La Mariee mise a nu par ses Celibataires, meme', Richard Heulsenbeck's 'Inventing Dada' (1959), Tristan Tzara's 'Dada Into Surrealism' (1959), Jean Cocteau's 'Le Voleurs d'Enfants' (1929), and 'Tone Poem'. This is a magnificent document of the 20th century! -

a really fascinating buy today in the shape of this collection of early recordings of some of my favorite artists & heroes. highly highly recommended!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. hey brah, I've once downloaded a huge collection (5 volumes) of Futurist poetry. personally, I only enjoyed the Russian part, but you may dig the others. I'll prepare a post on the Lodge for ya.