"Stridentism", influenced by many trends as the most important, the Italian Futurism, was an artistic and multidisciplinary avant-garde movement, founded in Mexico City at the end of 1921 by Manuel Maples Arce.
Stridentism (1921-1927 when the group separates, for political reasons) shared some characteristics with Cubism, Dadaism, Futurism and Ultraism, but developed a specific social dimension, taken from the Mexican Revolution.
Manuel Maples Arce (May 1, 1900 - June 26, 1981) was a Mexican poet, writer, art critic and collector, lawyer and diplomat. He began his volumes of poetry with epigraphs and his literary movement with manifestoes; his collected body of work needs an introduction.
In 1976, the young writer Roberto Bolaño did an interview with this avant-gardist poet who appears as a character in Bolaño's novel Los detectives salvajes (1998).
”L’estridentismo non é una scuola, nè una tendenza, nè una mafia come quelle che qui vanno di moda; l'Estridentismo é una ragione di strategia. Un gesto. Un irruzione”
Manuel Maples Arce -1923
"cancion de cuna" by mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas
A. − [En parlant d'un son]: Qui est à la fois aigu et intense...
B. − P. méton. Qui émet un son intense; qui s'accompagne d'un tel son.
C. − PHONÉT. Consonne stridente. Consonne caractérisée, en opposition aux consonnes mates, par la présence dans son spectre acoustique d'un bruit d'intensité particulièrement élevé et par une répartition irrégulière de l'intensité...
& about the Mexican Painter Ramon Alva de la Canal (1892-1985), one of the pioneers of the "Mexican muralism" movement, who was also part of the stridentism,
look at the second part of the documentary "Ramon Alva de la Canal y el Estridentismo"