Lists: There are 6 Families of Noises

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

of the Futurist Orchestra.

1.

Rumbles
Roars
Explosions
Crashes
Splashes
Booms

2.

Whistles
Hisses
Snorts

3.

Whispers
Murmurs
Mumbles
Grumbles
Gurgles

4.

Screeches
Creaks
Rumbles
Buzzes
Crackles
Scrapes

5.

Noises obtained by percussion on metal, wood, skin, stone, terracotta, etc.

6.

Voices of animals and men:
Shouts
Screams
Groans
Shrieks
Howls
Laughs
Weezes
Sobs

 

From Luigi Russolo’s 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises.

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