Antonio Russolo: a 1921 archive recording of Futurist Noise Machines. Not only did the intonarumori/noise machine evoke considerable interest from many of the leading composers of the day, they also influenced the use of noises in films, radio and theatre, as well as the symphonies for factory whistles and sirens organised by the Russian futurists in several cities between 1918 and 1922.
Ian Breakwell & Ian Mcqueen: Breakwell's Circus. In November 1978 the artist lan Breakwell created an exhibition called Circus at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, inspired by the magical theatre spectacles of Hengler's Glasgow Circus of the early 20th Century.
Ian Breakwell and Ian Mcqueen: a collaborative sound version of Breakwell's exhibition, Circus. As part of the exhibition Breakwell collaborated with lan McQueen, the Third Eye Composer in residence at that time. McQueen composed a tape reproduced on this cassette using Breakwell's voice reading his series of sixteen related circus texts, recordings made at live circus performances, the voices of old Glaswegians reminiscing about Hengler's circus and electronic music.
Ian Mcqueen: An extract from lan McQueen's music theatre work, lnsight into Night, recorded at the I.C.A. March 1979.