ITALIAN SOUNDSCAPES ARCHIVE
"And only through music that Luomo can find the genuine harmony between your inner world and outer world to him. Into the music Man will create models of that perfect ideal soundscape that lives in his imagination "R.Murray Schafer.
AIPS - Italian Archive Soundscapes is a collective of Italian soundscapers. The "soundscape" definition introduced by R. Murray Schafer is like an "unfinished symphony and without which we are simultaneously shaped the composers, performers and listeners."
The purpose of the group is promoting Soundscapes Culture and italian soundscapers, performers / musicians who compete in live electronics and create visual art installations related to the concept of soundscape composition.
The possibilities are many and have natural ties with contemporary art, mixed media, web 2.0 etc.. Therefore the work of promoting the AIPS moves from one side through an online reporting of all work performed soundscaping in Italy, first proposed by the ad hoc workshops and performance events.
Being part of AIPS is to participate actively in the planning, promotion and realization of moments related to the theme of the soundscape.
BECOME A MEMBER OF AIPS
Simply send an email to present the activities carried out concerning the soundscape and its own related project (realized or not is not important) that will become part of the Archive section of our site.
To see who currently make up the roster just enter the section ROSTER
SOUNDSCAPE, AN INVISIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTINUOSLY CHANGING...
World Soundscapes are continuosly changing, mainly in large urban areas, especially in big cities. The soundscape is an 'invisible and immaterial cultural heritage', changing due to disparate factors as the level of human settlement and succession of natural phenomena.
Ecology deals with the relationship between living organisms and their habitats or environments that allow their survival. for each species of living organism we talk about a specific ecology and as we refer to the field of sound perception, we speak of Ecology of Sound; (The term "Acoustic Ecology" is currently still under investigation by way of definition of the discipline and the result compromise between the various researchers, acoustic, soundesigners the globe).
The general deterioration of life on our planet has worsened the quality of human life from the perspective of the soundscape. Some speak of a crisis of the soundscape with several similarities to phenomena as widely known as the extinction of rare species, the shrinking factor of biodiversity among the continents, global pollution.
We identify into this deterioration two 'urgencies': the necessity to improve the quality of human life contrasting so-called phenomena of noise pollution and trying to promote and increase public awareness about it. At the same time, however AIPS studies acoustic changes, positive and negative because there is no doubt about an innate anthropological value and therefore the aesthetics of the soundscape is redefined. AIPS tries to do an outdated snapshot "photo" of this continuos redefinition creating online digital archives and elaborating results from an artistic point of view, scientific, contemporary.
The value of certain ethnomusicological sound archives (purely musical To be honest) needs to be renewed, to give space to new methodologies. AIPS wants from this point of view, recreating the anthropological sense of musicological research connected to the storage through: web 2.0, collaborative work between musicians and researchers throughout the country that is coordinated and supported institutionally.
Creating an archive of the soundscape Italian would be an invaluable asset. Using an oxymoron, the collective soundscapers Italian, wants to give "visibility" to the cultural invisible through the creation of a sound archive of the national landscape, then combine a single site all projects that deal with research and the study of the above, workshops and festivals.
For this reason we need sound designers, or musicians, acousticians, anthropologists and all those interested in the study of the soundscape as the roster of AIPS in order to propose solutions to a useful improvement.
FRANCESCO GIANNICO & ALESSIO BALLERINI
Coordinators of Aips