Matthew Peters Warne

Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

What's the Boundary Between Music and Noise? 100-Year-Old Instrument Reborn at SU

SU Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates one of his intonarumori instruments. He recreated the instruments from Luigi Russolo ’s original designs. This one is a wooden box with a lever, hand crank, and a cone-like attachment designed to create unusual-sounding “music.”
Credit Randy Wenner/WAER News

A century ago an unusual musical experiment took place that generated howls of protest and actual fistfights from the audience. Now in 2014 that same experimental music genre is making a comeback at Syracuse University – and is still raising eyebrows.

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