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...Widely considered to be the first international recording star, Enrico Caruso was born in Naples, Italy in 1873. He was raised in a poor family but was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, who died in 1888. He sang in the street...


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...With an unlikely but international reach, Alborosie emerged from the Italian music scene to become a popular reggae and dancehall artist in reggae music's native Jamaica. Born in 1977 in Sicily, Alborosie taught himself how to play guitar...
...The leftist Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André used his career to attack problems in Italian social and political life. Born in Genoa in 1940, De André’s family fled to the northwest upon the outbreak of World War II as his father,...
...Luciano Pavarotti was one of The Three Tenors, with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. He was an opera singer who helped bring classical music and opera to a worldwide audience. Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935, in Modena, Italy. His...
...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...
...As the principal composer of music to soundtrack the mid-twentieth-century popular “spaghetti Western” film genre, Ennio Morricone brought to the form a modernist aesthetic couched within a romantic focus on leitmotif and visual...

Cantu a Tenore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Cantu a tenore (Canto a tenore in Italian) is a type of localized, multipart singing based on chords that is found in areas of the island of Sardinia (Macchiarella 2008). The word tenore describes a group of four male singers, each singing...

Central Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: regions – 10,906,626 (2000); metropolitan areas – 5,687,000 (2000) Regions: Toscana (Tuscany), Marche, Umbria and Latium. Metropolitan areas: Firenze (Florence), Ancona, Perugia and Roma (Rome).The central...

Instruments for Transforming Noises

Ricciarda Belgiojoso

Ricciarda Belgiojoso is an architect and pianist. Adjunct Professor of Public Art and of Site Specific Public Art, she is the director of the Visual Arts and Communication Laboratory at the Faculty of Architecture and Society in Politecnico di Milano. Her work focuses on art, architecture, music and their intersections. Dr Belgiojoso is a member of LabSAT, center for Design of Space and Time of the City, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in Politecnico di Milano, and is one of the two directors of Osservatorio Public Art, an interdisciplinary research center for Public Art. Head of the contemporary music department of Radio Classica, she has written several books including Costruire con i suoni (Franco Angeli 2009; Construire l’espace urbain avec les sons, l’Harmattan 2010) and Note d'autore. A tu per tu con i compositori d'oggi (Postmediabooks, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Urban Space with Sounds and Music


Scholarly Books

...We live in the ‘Age of Noise,’ awash in an ever-growing orchestra of fossil-fueled devices, electric hums and buzzes, and electronic alarms. The sonic identity of our culture is very loud and random. It’s time to tune this chaos, generated...

Noising the City

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Daily social postures, as can be observed in most popular areas of Naples, often show particular sonic intentionalities. Sonorous attitudes demonstrated in interactional situations in public spaces where inhabitants convene and converse...