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Intonarumori was formed by Kevin Goldsmith in 1988 to create new music outside the norm and beyond existing conventions.
The word "Intonarumori" is Italian and it means "noise intoners." The word comes from the Italian Futurist art movement. The Intonarumori were machines built to mimic the industrial sounds of the age. The Futurist composers created symphonies for the machines. Their concerts often resulted in fist-fights with the audience. Intonarumori, the project, is very much influenced by the ideas of the Futurists as well as the more modern ideas of the serialists, the minimalists, the musique concrete-ists and modern experimental and industrial composers.
Intonarumori has composed for dance, video games, theatre and film and has appeared on numerous compilations and albums.
The Stranger, Seattle WA 12/9/04
Intonarumori's Kevin Goldsmith undoubtedly has done hard time on the hair-shirt music circuit (no-alcohol, no-speaking, sitting-only venues that host arcane, difficult ensembles with unpronounceable names). His music's austere yet possesses subtly beautiful contours. Intonarumori's self-titled 2000 album on his own Unit Circle Rekkids evokes Spiritualized-esque guitar spangle on "GTR," eerie Suspiria-soundtrack cello drones and xylophone ripples on "CEL," blasted moondust swirls on "E2E," and stark European art song on Paul Celan Suite. -Dave Segal

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