The project came into being for the occasion of the Regione Toscana’s participation at EXPO Milan 2015 and was conceived and created by Antonella Radicchi with the collaboration of Fondazione Sistema Toscana.
Toscana Sound Map transmits information about Tuscany’s spatial, acoustic and temporal aspects for the purpose of representing the soundscape through use of a digital platform and an interactive interface. Furthermore, Toscana Sound Map is an archive of soundmarks, sounds perceived by people as being typical of Tuscany and its identity. The objective is to preserve, endorse and promote them. The recorded sounds have been enriched thanks to the intervention of a composer; in this way, short and original tracks are generated. Lastly, Toscana Sound Map is also a collective project open to the participation of residents and the general public. As Schafer stated, soundscapes can be considered an immense musical composition where we are listeners, performers and composers all at once! Anyone can participate in the development of the sound map by sending in their own sound tracks and following the directions listed in the PARTICIPATE section. Read more here.
Fondazione Sistema Toscana, Regione Toscana, EXPO Milan 2015