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Tempo Reale - Villa Strozzi - Via Pisana 77 50143 Firenze
Scientific & Music Program May 20-22 2011



Massimo CAVALLARO Acoustic Park at Salina Festival.

The "Acoustic Park" is a unique application of acoustic ecology in order to promote and develop a form of cultural tourism. For this project, the promoter of the cultural association in order to Salina Festival which is developing the project has coordinated a group of art and science that is a real team of professionals of both institutions: University of Milano-Bicocca, CNR-ITAE Messina Academy Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Since 2009, the project also has the support of FKL.
The project already opened in the edition of the Salina Festival 2007, which in turn by the project of soundscapes of 2006, was made with the scientific collaboration of the University Milano-Bicocca. Activities in order to promote, educate and encourage environmental awareness with innovative practices can be suggested acoustic ecology: the discipline that studies the relationship between man, environment and the sounds produced by nature and by human activities.
The collaboration with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan has involved teachers of the course in audio technology.
CNR-ITAE Messina has provided its expertise internationally recognized especially in the use of alternative energy.

Activities carried out at the park during the Acoustic Festival Salina from 2006 to 2010

1) Identification of the "Temple of Silence" and "Soundscapes" in the territory.
2) "sound walks" with the blind guides of Dialogue in the Dark in Milan.
3) Temporary installation of a 'wind harp. "
4) Animation writing for kids, "The silence of the village stories'
5) Meeting with the public and sound walks by "Francesco Michi and Mechi Cena"
6) Boat trips to listen to underwater sounds.
7) Installation multichannel audio play "The room of the sea."



Massimo Cavallaro: Saxophonist and composer was born in Messina in 1960. Lives and works in Milan. He studied composition with Franco Donatoni at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston (USA). He has composed music for several theater and worked with: Albanian Antonio, Piera Degli Esposti, Franco heated. E 'founder and artistic director of the Salina Festival. He recorded, edited and collaborated with: CGD-Warner, EMI, Cecchi Gori music, Filmauro, De Laurentis group, Rai, Mediaset, Taormina Arte, University Milano-Bicocca, CNR, cultural institutes abroad.

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