Being Parma the city of music, during the exchange week in Italy we visited the city and "The House of Music".

Hosted in the recently restored Renaissance building known as Cusani Palace, the House of Music is today an international reference point for music research and documentation. It houses the main music institutions of the town, such as the Historical Archive of Theatre Regio, the International Research Center on Music Periodicals (CIRPeM), the Musicology Department of the University of Parma and the Label, the new electroacoustics laboratory of House of Sound open from Friday 3 December 2010. Among the services of the House of Music worth noting are the
Opera on stage museum displaying four centuries of opera history in town, and the Library of the Institution House of Music. Moreover the Laboratory for music divulgation Parlare di musica has the aim of promoting meetings on music history and listening experiences for secondary schools and all citizens.
The House of Music also hosts facilities also include a Concert Hall with a Steinway piano dedicated to concerts and presentations, an Auditorium for educational purposes and the Cafeteria Caffè del Prato open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

The students took part in the workshop of the "house of sound"

Showing the most striking technical developments in music communication of 20th century and owned by Cnit, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, the collection on display has an extraordinary historical value, both from a scientific and a cultural point of view.  Hosted in a former church (Ex church of Santa Elisabetta), the square shaped exhibition space has a circular heart mirroring the huge vault. Merging historical, social and technological issues, six highlight points and multimedia devices will lead visitors in a virtual journey from the phonograph to sound synthesis processes. Hanging from the vault at the centre of the church, a purpose made sound diffusion system will spread a sound message and electronic music written especially for the House of Sound, an ideal mix of sophisticated last generation sound reproduction technologies and contemporary music creation.

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