Futurism at 100 in the Boston Phoenix, 4.22.09

Posted on April 23, 2009

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100 years since Marinetti took that initial spill into the greasy ditch of progress, Harvard rounds up some of the world’s preeminent thinkers to spend the day discussing the movement. A contingent of insider guerilla musicians crashes the party.

“The day was winding up with a panel discussion when a gaggle of younger participants crept into the room led by Professor Damon Krukowski — you know him from Galaxie 500 and the silky pop duo Damon and Naomi. Krukowski read text for a performance piece called “Sound Pool” while his students, incognito in dress-up clothes, slowly unraveled the presentation with handfuls of noisy objects. One girl dragged a spoon across a dishwasher rack, another dropped beads into a cookie jar, squeaky dog toys yelped, and a guy roamed the aisles with a mini-guitar amp and Nintendo DS making squelchy sounds from a synth program. Some lecturers made small talk; some crumpled up cans of Diet Coke and banged them on the desk. The symposium was officially shut down for the day.”

Link to article at the Boston Phoenix

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