• IL SUONO DELLA RICERCA 2017/2018

    IL SUONO DELLA RICERCA is a Tempo Reale project achieved thanks to the support of SIAE / Progetto SIAE – Classici di Oggi. This project is composed of four different actions, all connected to the subject of contemporary classical music Read More
  • SYMPHONY DEVICE. Sound Theatre for devices

    An actual concert for machines: everyday devices and appliances, TVs, hard disks, printers, scanners, blenders and more come alive in a musical perspective (hacked with distance control systems) and create an ensemble without human beings. Read More
  • TRK. Sound Club | III edizione

    TRK. Sound Club is back! This project by Tempo Reale is dedicated to the international experimental music scene: four new appointments taking place on a monthly basis, starting from January 2018. Read More
  • THE SOUNDSCAPE WE LIVE IN

    Tempo Reale is involved in the European project THE SOUNDSCAPE WE LIVE IN, a strategic partnerships project, financially supported by the Erasmus+ program (2016-2019), developing around the soundscape's listening. Read More
  • TEMPO REALE

    Founded by Luciano Berio in Florence in 1987, it is now one of the main European reference points for research, production and educational activities in the field of new musical technologies and electronic music
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Luciano Berio © UE Archiv / Eric Marinitsch

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) has been one of the main figures of music history, both as composer and as intellectual.
His contribution to the development of electronic music has been fundamental: one need only consider his works produced at the Phonology Studio of RAI (Italian broadcasting public service) in Milan, established by Berio himself and Bruno Maderna. The same can be said about his last compositional period during which his interest moved also towards the possibilities of live sound processing and spatialization, resulting in important works for orchestra, chamber orchestra and musical theater. Besides RAI in Milan, Berio was involved in the establishment of prestigious institutions such as IRCAM in Paris and Tempo Reale in Florence. The latter was established in order to create a stable center for research in the possibilities of interaction between acoustical instruments and digital systems.
Luciano Berio has been director of Tempo Reale from 1987 to 2000 and then honorary president until 2003.


Luciano Berio official site