Futurists – Luigi Russolo began building a relationship between sound and art. Started interacting with objects and everyday sounds, manipulating soundscapes performing sonic orchestras and home made instruments like the ‘intonarumori’ meaning intoners.
LEON THERMIN – (1920) inveted the thermin, the first electronic sound instrument
the thermin makes the classic sci – fi sound through hand manipulation of the oscillators and frequencies between the two antennas.
DADA – algorithmic sound poems. you can listen to Hugo Ball here
Pierre Schaeffer and his friends began looping, sampling and exploring sounds relationship to music. The start of electro- acoustic movement.
This was a composition for a performance in 4 different helicopters that communicated through radio transmitters. the whole thing was screened and videod you can watch some here
And then there was FLUXUS (1950s – 1960s)
the Fluxus performances allowed the audience to interact and create the art works themselves.
i will update with a brief history part 2 soon.