Arthur Pétronio (Davos, CH, 1897 – 1983)
After receiving a classical music education in Amsterdam and Brussels, Arthur Pétronio developed a strong interest in avant-garde movements and developed his interests in Sound Poetry, Visual Poetry and ambient music. In 1919 he developed the concept of verbophony, a theory of the use of spoken vocal sounds in classical scores. He worked on merging different arts and musical styles, connecting word, music, and image into a universal language. He also founded magazines such as “La Revue de Feu” and “Créer”.