International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


24 November 2021Italy

La qualità dell’ascolto in ambienti storici e monumentali molto riverberanti – Materiali e tecniche di diffusione sonora / The quality of listening in historic and monumental monumental environments – Materials and sound diffusion techniques

Many historic or monumental environments, often used for seminars, conventions, assemblies or other initiatives in which the quality of listening is of primary importance, are characterized by acoustic conditions not suitable for such destinations, as a result of high reverberation noise, and their use is therefore strongly penalized.

The improvement and adaptation of the acoustic response of these environments through passive techniques of surface coating or addition of sound-absorbing materials are often made difficult by the presence of historical, artistic or structural constraints.

In the seminar both traditional solutions, with little impact on the forms and on the appearance of these environments, both advanced techniques of “sound” through sound diffusion systems characterized by power and directivity specifically calibrated for the case in question will be described. The seminar runs from h 9.00 CET to h 12.30 CET.

The seminar is organized within the framework of the single-cycle degree course in Architecture.

The participation of external auditors is subject to verification of the limits of capacity of the classroom according to the COVID emergency distancing rules and to the possession of the Green Pass.

Location: Aula 1 ‐ plesso di Santa Verdiana, Scuola di Architettura - Piazza Ghiberti, Firenze

Organisation Responsible: University of Florence

Contact: Simone Secchi, at


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