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The Futurist Manifesto

by Thomas Koner

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Dotflac Most probably one of the bleakest and darkest work from Thomas Köner, this 37-minutes tribute to Marinetti also emphasizes our relationships with relative speed and the place of machines in our world. The tempo is stretched to its critical point behind hidden mechanics working in slow motion in the shadows.

Adding whispered poetry like he somehow did on Zyklop in the past, this piece of expansive minimalism temporarily stops the time to better reflect the instant into the eternity.
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John Cratchley An absolute must for anyone interested in the 'Futurist' movement and Marinetti's ideas for what music of the future might be...in my view, although treated as somewhat eccentric, he actually got so much right; especially aspects of 'noise' and their musical potency.
Koner tackles this head-on and bravely with not a whiff of historicity....not a dead artistic movement but living, breathing principles (like Dada or Fluxus)...37 essential minutes of the future past.
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Album soundtrack of The Futurist Manifesto, Thomas Köner's darkest audiovisual masterpiece, recently released as DVD by Von Archives:

"The ultimate 4 BPM masterpiece"

"...truly a work of Art." (Aural Aggravation)

"exceptionally dark" (Boomkat)


released October 25, 2015

Lyrics: The Futurist Manifesto based on F.T. Marinetti's 1909 Futurist Manifesto

The beauty of speed /
the love of danger /
movements of aggression /
feverish sleeplessness/
salto mortale /
serpents with explosive
breath / heat, glamour and prodigality/
the mysterious shutters of the impossible /
time and space died yesterday /
living in the absolute /
eternal, omnipresent speed /
we want to glorify war /
the nocturnal vibration /violent electric moons /
flood the cellars of the museums /
undermine the foundations of venerable towns /
art can only be violence, cruelty, injustice /
when we are fourty /
they will come againstus from afar /
but we shall not be there /
they will find us at one last winter’s night /
in a sad hangar echoing with the notes of monotonous rain /
they will crowd around us /
panting with anguish and disapointment /
their hearts will be drunk /
we will not listen /
standing on the world’s summit /
we launch once again our insolent challenge to the stars

Noise Orchestra: Thomas Köner
Vocals & Prepared Piano: Ivana Neimarevic


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Thomas Koner Germany

Thomas Köner's works are audiovisual meditations that explore our notion of time, memory and location. He invites audiences to enjoy impressions of depth, distance and disappearance, and to fathom the qualities of the space around our limits of perception. As a media artist, Thomas Köner is working across the spheres of composition, visual arts, installation and music production. ... more

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