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Ambient music - Turin sounds on your smartphone

In 6 places of the city you can listen to music by scanning a QR code with your smartphone. A stethoscope reveals the melody of breathing, the pulsation of the heart, thousands of echoes of the body. To feel the sound of Turin, it is enough to use a smartphone: on November 10, an amazing project was presented at the Club to Club electronic music festival. This year the festival was held for the thirteenth time, and it was visited by more than 35 thousand people.

A Great Symphony For Torino (lit. "The Great Symphony of Turin") is a musical reflection not only of the city itself, but of its individual places. Namely, five points, which are symbols of the capital of Piedmont and are marked with a QR code: after it is scanned by a smartphone, the device connects to the Internet and plays a musical composition created specifically for this place.

Ambient music style

The idea of ​​soundtracks belongs to five local young musicians, students of the IED Sound Design course under the guidance of a Scottish DJ, a pioneer of the dubstep direction and music theorist Steve Goodman, better known under the creative pseudonym Kode9.

“This is still the ambient as Brian Eno created it.” “Ambient” (ambient) electronic music style based on modulations of sound timbre. Ambient is often characterized by atmospheric, enveloping, unobtrusive, background sound. It was born in the 1970s, thanks to the work of Brian Eno, ”- Wikipedia material,” explains Steve, “but with one significant difference: all the music tracks were composed only of sounds, voices and noises recorded in selected places and digitally processed, without using any other musical instruments ”.

The results were quite interesting: in the baroque square of Carignano a dance rhythm was bornwhile the musical sound of Piazza Palazzo di Città is surprisingly reminiscent of funk.


5 of his students adopted the gloomy and mystical style of Kode9, the result of joint work and complete unity was a remix reflecting the musical portrait of Turin, as seen from the top of Monte dei Cappuccini.

“It was raining that day and the sky was gray with clouds. Weather conditions inevitably affect music born in a certain place: obviously, in the spring the melody would have turned out completely different,” the musicians say.

Billboards with QR codes of the Grand Symphony will hang on the squares of Turin until the beginning of January. Then (although now, too, if you are not in Turin) it will be possible to go to agreatsymphony.net and listen to sound tracks to try to feel the city, its breath, its heart, its body.

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