Composer Luciano Chessa, The Magik*Magik Orchestra and bass Paul An rehearsed Chessa's bass and intonarumori piece L’acoustique ivresse (Les bruits de la paix) in AIR’s Clocktower space in November 2009. Shocked out of our bourgeois complacency by the sonic blare of the Futurist noise instruments, we realized we had to record these astonishing sessions and put them online. Elsewhere in our archive (in the Performa section), AIR’s David Weinstein interviews Chessa about his research, re-imagining and reconstruction of the intonarumori, which were designed by the Futurist painter and The Art of Noise author Luigi Russolo. From the instruments' first appearance in 1913, to the legend of their fiery demise in WWII, Chessa has investigated the techniques and aesthetics that so many experimental sound aficionados have dreamed of recreating for nearly a century. L’acoustique ivresse (Les bruits de la paix) is inspired by and set to Russolo, a poem by Futurist Paolo Buzzi. Its historic 2009 performances at San Francisco's YBCA and New York City's Town Hall, marked the first time that the complete Russolo's 1914 intonarumori orchestra has been reconstructed and presented in concert. (8 minutes).