domenica 10 giugno 2012
"The third appointment of the Careggi Seminars, initiative launched by UNISCAPE under the aegis of the Tuscany Region, will be held on Thursday 14 June 2012 in Florence.
The role of soundscapes in a biocultural perspective
Presentation by the coordinator, Professor Almo Farina, University of Urbino:
For soundscapes we mean all sounds that come from the environment and that are the result of energy produced by physical phenomena (geophonies: wind, flowing waters and so on), biological phenomena (biophonies: the singing of birds, the croak of amphibians, the shrill of cicadas, etc.), antrophic phenomena (antrophonies: noises of cars, air planes, trains, industries and so on). Soudscapes according to their quality can be classified as soundscapes with high (acoustic) fidelity or Hi-Fi when each sound component can be distinguished and thus does not sound degraded. On the contrary, they are defined Lo-Fi or with low acoustic quality those soundscapes in which noises cover the sounds. Soundscapes are not only important according to an aesthetic prospective, but also from a strictly biological point of view as context for animal and human communication. Moreover from a purely human point of view, soundscapes contribute to the conservation of the cultural heritage of places and to their identity and their quality is essential for any recreational use.
Morning session's presentations:
Innovative approaches in avian soundscape analyses, Nadia Pieretti (Urbino University)
Human noise and its effects on animals, Henrik Brumm (Max Planck Institute, Seewisen)
Music and soundscape: inspiration and synthesis, David Monacchi (Pesaro Music Conservatory)
Urban Soundscapes: a resource to protect and develop, Luigi Maffei (Seconda Università di Napoli)
Conference chair: Bas Pedroli, Director UNISCAPE (Wageningen University)
Soundscape design and mapping. Best practices in art architecture and urbanism, Antonella Radicchi (Tempo Reale, Firenze)
From 2 to 3 pm: Round table coordinated by Bas Pedroli, Director UNISCAPE (Wageningen University)
From 3 to 5 pm: Thematic workshops in order to draft the Second Careggi Declaration on Soundscapes"