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The 20th Century revolution in sound and music was not televised, but rather
taped, sampled, manipulated, and invented anew; eschewing old traditions in
a search for modern sonic utopias.

Some invented new recording/electronic technologies, others responded to
noise, creating, and exploring modern means of expression, sharing a
restlessness in this ongoing noise-music revolution that began in the early
20th Century, and continues to be relevant today.

In response, composer John Rea has created a sonic installation; a homage to
Luigi Russolo's Futurism, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus; and the maverick
thinkers and creators such as Maurice Martenot, Leon Theremin, John Cage,
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Cornelius Cardew, Luciano Berio, Edgard Varese,
Iannis Xenakis, Milton Babbitt, La Monte Young, Kraftwerk, Robert Moog, Don
Buchla, Brian Eno, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, John Zorn....

In the spirit of Edgard Varese's Poeme Electronique, commissioned by
architect Le Corbusier, for his Pavilion, built for the Brussels Expo of
1958; this installation has been created specifically for this space and
it's acoustics.