Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music  

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Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music (Entwurf einer neuen Ästhetik der Tonkunst ) is a 1907 essay by the Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni, influential to the Futurism movement.

The essay laments the traditional music "lawgivers", and predicts a future music that included the division of the octave into more than the traditional 12 degrees. His philosophy that "Music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny," greatly influenced his students Luigi Russolo, Percy Grainger and Edgard Varèse, all of whom played significant roles in the 20th century opening of music to all sound.

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