An Enactive Approach to the Preservation of Musical Instruments Reconstructing Russolo's Intonarumori

Stefania Serafin, Amalia De Goetzen

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Abstract

In the early twentieth century, the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo made a set of instruments called Intonarumori. In each, sound was generated inside a box with a horn, by means such as a wheel scraping on a string, controlled by a crank and one or more levers. The original instruments were all destroyed during the Second World War. This paper describes reconstructions using digital controllers attached to a lever and crank and sound generated by a physical modelling paradigm to mimic the original construction of wheel, string, box and horn. This allows for a kind of 'preservation' of the original instruments whereby their original enactive properties are recreated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of New Music Research
Volume38
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
ISSN0929-8215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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