Luigi Russolo's 1913 Futurist manifesto "The Art Of Noise" called for a "break at all cost from this restrictive circle of pure sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds". On Sunday 24 March, The Istituto Svizzero in Rome hosts a series of performances to mark the 100th anniversary of the pamphlet's publication.
The event, titled Tam Tuumb! and curated by Valerio Mattioli with Francesco de Figueiredo, includes performances by Aaron Dilloway, Andy Guhl, Antoine Chessex, Cut Hands, Dave Phillips, Skullflower, Teho Teardo, and the Die Schachtel label and publishing house.
Russolo identified a spectrum of noises, which he grouped together into families. The event takes each of these families of noises, and attaches artists to each one. Aaron Dilloway takes whistles, snores and snorts; Skullflower and William Bennett's Cut Hands take roars, claps, falling water, driving noises, bellows; Teho Teardo and Andy Guhl run with shrill sounds, cracks, buzzings, jingles, shuffles; Schimpfluch member Dave Phillips takes animal and human voices; Antoine Chessex takes whispers, mutterings, rustlings, grumbles, grunts and gurgles, and Die Milan based label Die Schachtel perform soundscapes.
Tam Tuumb! runs from 4:30pm, and is free. It's part of a bigger five part series of events titled Syncope, which run until June. More details here.