New Art Night
World War I brought on the political, economical and emotional uproar of the people of Europe; a cultural revolution began in Zurich, Switzerland in response to the growing unease of war. 'The Cabaret Voltaire' opened it's doors in 1916 under the direction of Hugo Ball; artists from around the world fled to the Cabaret in hopes that together they could change conventional attitudes and practices in society, morality and in art. The Cabaret Voltaire offered a program, where one night out of the week any artist could sign up and perform their new pieces to an audience. This was known as 'New Art Night'. "Sincere and truthful musical work must have in it's formation the greater variety of music; All that one hears, all that which he imagines or remembers. He does not invent-he discovers the significance of all sorts of sounds, and uses them to create an emotional source." -Albert Savinio, composer, circa.1900.