What you'll do
How important is the sound when you visit a place? Does it stay in your memory, would you stop and genuinely focus on listening? Blinking an eye to Murray Schaefer's script "The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World," I will guide you through a Roman soundwalk. Every soundwalk is different and will follow a scheme of instructions prepared as a score by myself. The walk may be shaped by an algorithm (f.e. 'turn right or left every 100 steps', or 'stop every 50 steps', or 'turn when you hear a song/car horn/whistle' etc.): in this case, you will know what to look for, but not where are you going. Alternatively, the walk may follow a predetermined route that will take you to already tested points of the city, full of exciting sounds: in this case, you will know exactly where to go, but not what you will listen. Results can be surprising anyway. It will probably change your perception of the space you cross and open you to creative hearing.
I am a professional music composer and orchestral conductor. I was born and raised in Rome, and by visiting many countries for work and study, I became a major traveler. I have imagined my soundwalks as treasure-hunts, in which the sound is the silver thread, and its discovery is a surprise. I am keen on theatrical and collaboratory projects, I believe in shared creativity, as well experimenting with non-musicians: that's why I am sharing site-specific sound experiences with you when I am in my hometown.
Score + pencil
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Where you'll be
This period is mainly focused on Villa Borghese and the hill of Pincio. In general, we stay in the city centre, exploring routes of listening-connected interest: fountains, esplanade, squares, churches, but also narrow alleys. How far we go, will depend on the score of the day!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 7 and up can attend.
The experience is for specific places and times: punctuality is needed. Participants should be able to walk for at least 2 hours and climb stairs (at their speed).
Soundwalk: listen to the heart of Rome
£23 / person
£23 / person