Pétronio, Arthur

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Arthur Petronio, composer, poet and editor, was born in Switzerland in 1897. His father was Fregoli, a music hall artist, and Arthur was trained as a classical musician. He shared in the World War I era avant-garde fascination with sound poetry, visual poetry and the music of ambient sounds, and under the influence of Kandinsky and Le Fauconnier developed in 1919 a verbophonic theory for incorporating vowel sounds as elements of a musical score.

From the description of Arthur Petronio papers, 1919-1971. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79153791

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creatorOf Isou, Isidore. Letters sent, 1959. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Petronio, Arthur. Arthur Petronio papers, 1919-1971. Getty Research Institute
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associatedWith Floquet, Pierre Louis. person
associatedWith Hellens, Franz. person
associatedWith Isou, Isidore. person
associatedWith Le Fauconnier, Henri, 1881-1945. person
associatedWith Mesens, E. L. T. (Edouard Léon Théodore), 1903-1971. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Literature, Experimental
Sound poetry


Birth 1897-04-12

Death 1983-04-19




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