Zurbrugg, Nicolas


Marinetti, Boccioni and Electroacoustic Poetry: Futurism and After

In Zurbrugg, N. Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory. Amsterdam: OPA: 1-16.

Language(s): English


Utterance Text-sound Composition


In this essay, the author presents what he terms a ‘primitive’ account of the different phases of electroacoustic poetry (sound poems, recorded voice poetry), from a postmodern perspective. He argues that electroacoustic poetry is more numerous, and more sophisticated than it is currently is given credit for, and hence more deserving of critical attention than that which it currently receives.