Centro del Suono departs
as an association to gather and to coordinate the activity of Walter Maioli,
Luce Maioli and Nathalie v. R. and the group SYNAULIA founded by them. Activity that so instituted it allows a best collaboration,
already in progress, with about dozens of researchers, institutes, museums,
artists, artisans, experts in various sectors, offering the possibility
to realize particularly advanced and innovative projects.
del Suono is constituted
as a non-profit association, the proceeds of the activity are employed
in the management of the collection of musical instruments, in the archive,
the research, in the experimentation, the organization, in the assignment
of cultural seeding, and now, with urgency, in the realization of a permanent
center where to place the materials, to develop the activity and to conduct
above all the projects those of high social value.
deals with the sound intended as primary source of the existence,
of the music and of the silence as physiological and social human necessities
whose base is the conscious listening.
Its areas of specialization are the origins and the developments
of the sonorous communication, the acoustic ecology and the applications
of the sounds to beneficent, cultural and humanitarian ends.
The purpose of the center is that to spread these thematic's
operating as bridge between art and science, didactics and the performance
The fields in which it operates are the research, the
experimentation, the filing, the application and the diffusion, and the
different interrelated disciplines and subjects involved among them: the
naturalistic sciences, the zoosemiotic's, the acoustics, the psycobiology
of the music, the philosophy, the ethnomusicology, the archaeology, the
experimental archaeology, the paleorganology, the pedagogy, the therapy,
the performing arts and the acoustic design, the computer science.
Il Centro del Suono disposes of:
A collection of more than thousand sonorous objects and musical
instruments coming from the whole world.
Unique Instrumentaries of the different primitive peoples,
of the prehistory, of the antiquity, for the sonorous therapy.
A didactic laboratory for the realization of sonorous
objects and the art to them connected to them.
An archive of thousands of sonorous recordings of sounds
of the nature, voices of the animals, songs and musical instruments of
the primitive people, of the European and Italian popular traditions and
of contemporary music.
A specialized library: sound, nature, paleorganology,
prehistory, antiquity. With hundreds of connections.
presentation of our activity, constitutes already by itself, an innovative
cultural address, the thematic's treated by us mark the tendency, they
provoke studies, researches, university thesis and prestigious scientific
Many artists, musicians and also singers, are inspired to our jobs, famous
characters have also been oriented, others copy without having a true
competence and experience.
For these reasons we are not able in this site to deepen the subjects,
because we don't want that so "subtle" matters treated by us
in years of researches and work, are used indirectly, superficially and
in the non correct way.
The Music therapy,
currently diffused for such, it expresses only the 30% of the therapeutic
possibilities of the sounds, and it is much the confusion in the sector.
The musical education is a disaster.
The cultural operators and the politicians are unprepared for a correct
approach to the sonorous world in general. The managers and the technicians
of the recording sector, of the production of musical instruments and
electronic equipments, they don't express in full their possibilities,
and they are stereotyped, while the musicians and the teachers are distracted.
The record industries (in 90%), they miss of research and quality, they
keep on producing the same sonorities for decades, and they are together
with the televisions (98%) and the radios (85%) the most greater responsible
of a bad sonorous-musical education.
Il Centro del Suono in contact with researchers,
experts and international institutions can help you!