130,000 visitors in two weeks: the Verdi edit-a-thon in numbers

On 11 November, ICCU and ICBSA collaborated with Wikimedia Italy to host the 9th Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon, dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. 21 experts from institutions from all over Italy came together to share their knowledge about Verdi and his work. With the help of books and online resources, they created 12 new Wikipedia articles and enriched 19 existing ones to bring their knowledge to a wider public. The day has been productive, and you can read more about the session on Europeana Sounds. Now, let’s take a look at some figures. […]

January 5th, 2017|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

December 24 – “A novena”: a lyric that tells a story

Today we offer you a beautiful song of the collection of the Istituto Centrale per i beni Sonori Audiovisivi (ICBSA). […]

December 24th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

December 8 – Ski Ambience in Bardonecchia

This sequence attempt to restitute the ambience in the ski-resort of Bardonecchia (Campo Smith) in the Italian Alps. […]

December 8th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|0 Comments

21 experts came together to enrich Wikipedia about everything Verdi related

On Friday 11 November, the 9th Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon was held in Rome. ICCU and ICBSA collaborated with Wikimedia Italy to host an edit-a-thon dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. Experts from institutions all over Italy, including the Istituto nazionale di studi verdiani, came together to share their knowledge on Wikipedia about everything related to Verdi. […]

November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

W VERDI! Long live Verdi!

Verdi as a composer, Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento, Verdi as a farmer, Verdi in the movies, Verdi as national icon,… How many performers can boast such a wide impact on fields other than the music? His portrait is everywhere: paintings, caricatures, postcards, stamps, dishes, cups, banknotes, … […]

November 7th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Ring the bells

Bells are an essential part of the landscape: animal bells, campaniles, church bells. Contemporary society tends to forget them. These sound markers of space and time are superseded, supplemented by many other technologies and public services (the beep of your alarm or the firefighters siren). […]