AES Rome 2013
Technical Tour TT2
Monday, May 6, 14:30 — 18:30 (Outside Event 1)
TT2 - Forum Music Village + Auditorium Parco della Musica di Renzo Piano
The Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by the world-famous architect Renzo Piano, is Rome’s most important cultural and urban development project since the 1960s. Within its sophisticated musical architecture, the Auditorium hosts not only all genres of music but all the other arts as well. Its three principal halls, Petrassi (seats 700 people), Sinopoli (seats 1200), and Santa Cecilia (seats 2800), are genuine “sound-boxes,” three gigantic musical instruments suspended at a 30,000 square-meter hanging structure. The large Cavea surrounded by the three halls is, in effect, a real Italian piazza, functioning both as a meeting place and as an open-air theater. A tour of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, gives the visitor a full understanding of the history, the architecture, the cultural and urban value of Renzo Piano’s great Auditorium. The itinerary includes the Cavea, the Foyer with the Archaeological Museum, and the concert halls. For the AES participants only, the tour will also be enriched by a detailed visit to the two recording studios and the main stage where great music of any genre is produced, giving the visitors the opportunity to receive technical presentations on recording and mixing techniques.
And this very special tour will continue to the Forum Music Village Studios. Founded in 1969 by Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovajoli, Luis Bacalov, Piero Piccioni and producer/studio manager Enrico De Meli, Forum Music Village is today one of the most prestigious and best sounding recording studio in Italy and abroad. Founder and Academy Award Winner Ennio Morricone has been using the studio A that can accommodate up to 100 pieces to create his masterpieces for the past forty years, and Forum has hosted many directors who have worked alongside him including Academy Award Winners Brian DePalma, Oliver Stone, and Barry Levinson. The Oscar winning scores of Il Postino by Luiz Bacalov and Life is Beautiful by Nicola Piovani were also recorded in Studio A. Forum has played host to some of the most prominent artists in the music industry as well. Quincy Jones, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Will. I. Am, Morrisey, and Cher are just some of the multiple Grammy award winners and nominees who have recorded and mixed in this facility.
Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis to anyone with an All Access badge. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center.