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  • ICAA Record ID
    731568
    TITLE
    Hacia una música invencionista / Raúl Lozza
    IN
    Arte Concreto (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- No. 1 (Ago. 1946)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 3 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Artists’ Statement
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION

    Lozza, Raúl. "Hacia una música invencionista." Arte Concreto (Buenos Aires), no. 1 (August 1946): 3.

    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Werbin, Matilde
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Programmatic document by Raúl Lozza that establishes the structural grounds for Inventionist music, which is based on the succession of parallel sounds. At the same time, Lozza highlights the differences with respect to the “decadent” music being composed up to that moment, which maintained both expressionist and representational premises.

Annotations

The publishing project of the Asociación Arte Concreto Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] consisted of two publications: the magazine Arte Concreto, published in August 1946, and the Boletín de la Asociación de Arte Concreto Invención n°2 [Concrete Art and Invention Association Bulletin n° 2], which appeared in December 1946. The Arte Concreto magazine is also known as the Arte Concreto — Invención magazine, although its imprint specifies Arte Concreto. The writing committee was composed of Edgar Bayley, Simón Contreras, Alfredo Hlito, and Raúl Lozza. The Inventionist Manifesto was published in this magazine and was accompanied by Suplemento Poesía [Poetry Supplement] written by Contreras and Bayley.
Raúl Lozza is an Argentinean artist born in 1911. He was part of the publishing group for Contrapunto [Counterpoint] magazine; he was a founding member of the Arte Concreto — Invención, Association and in 1947 he created Perceptismo [Perceptivism], which had its own publication. Afterwards he continued working on a relational theory of color that sought to develop the idea of colored field. He currently lives in Buenos Aires. 
This document was selected for its exposition of the programmatic bases proposed by the artists who aspired to an Inventionist art: that which would not represent, but rather present, concrete realities.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Raúl Lozza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Fundación Espigas.