Francesco Balilla Pratella wrote the “Manifesto of Futurist Musicians” in 1911.
Francesco Balilla Pratella
Francesco Balilla Pratella (1880 – 1955) was an Italian composer and musicologist. He joined the Futurist movement in 1910 and composed a number of modernist works for voice as well as for orchestra and chamber ensemble. He is the author of the "Manifesto of Futurist Musicians" (1910), the "Technical Manifesto of Futurist Music" (1911) and "The Destruction of Quadrature" (Distruzione della quadratura), (1912).