Arrigo Lora-Totino

Arrigo Lora-Totino

Arrigo Lora-Totino (3 August 1928 in Torino – 15 September 2016 in Torino) is an important figure of Italian sound poetry.

Author of numerous essays on visual and sound poetry, Totino was a man of extreme inventiveness. He has developed the Idrornegafono, a rotating horn allowing a projection of the speaker's voice in a 360 degree circle; or the hydromegaphone used in a series of Liquid poems in which the voice is sounded through water.

Arrigo Lora-Totino is mostly known for having curated the anthology Various - Futura: Poesia Sonora, where he collected the voices of the most interesting sound poets of the twentieth century, but also for being a key figure in the Italian experimental poetry. Active since the late sixties, he gave more than 200 performances of gymnastic poetry and liquid poetry and a series of mimic declamations of avant-garde texts, from futurism to Dadaism, Russian Zaum, expressionism, surrealism, lettrisme and concretism.
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Arrigo Lora-Totino Discography Tracks


Arrigo Lora-Totino Trio Prosodico (Album) Edition S Press Germany 1978 Sell This Version
LT 14vocson043 Arrigo Lora-Totino Fonemi(LP, Ltd) Alga Marghen LT 14vocson043 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
HOL-093 Arrigo Lora-Totino Trio Prosodico(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Holidays Records HOL-093 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
Recital Thirty One Arrigo Lora-Totino Out Of Page(LP, Album) Recital (2) Recital Thirty One US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none P V Fogliati* e A Loratotino* P V Fogliati* e A Loratotino* - Il Liquimofono Congegno Generatore Di Musica Liquida E La Poesia Liquida Inflessioni Tuffate Nell'Idromegafono(7") Edizioni Studio Di Informazione Estetica Torino, Vanni Scheiwiller Milano none Italy 1968 Sell This Version
HOL-098 Arrigo Lora-Totino Toccata Vocale / Ursprache(7", EP, Ltd) Holidays Records HOL-098 Italy 2017 Sell This Version


none Lowell Cross / Arrigo Lora-Totino - Alvin Curran / Anna Lockwood* Lowell Cross / Arrigo Lora-Totino - Alvin Curran / Anna Lockwood* - Source: Music Of The Avant Garde Issue Number 9(2x10", Comp) Source Records (7) none US 1971 Sell This Version
Numero 1, EM 8301 Henri Chopin / Arrigo Lora Totino* Henri Chopin / Arrigo Lora Totino* - Edizioni Di Polipoesia Numero 1(7", Comp, Ltd) 3Vitre, 3Vitre Numero 1, EM 8301 Italy 1983 Sell This Version