The universal and itinerant Acoustic Shell for Orchestras
project is the fruit of the intuition of Maria Luisa Vaccari
who founded in spring of 1998 the the company Suono
Vivo Srl: a workshop in the Padua area, site of
the scene/technical laboratory, where the Suono
Vivo Acoustic Shell is designed and built.
The Suono Vivo Acoustic Shell is a space-structure suitable
for hosting any type of orchestra body and appropriately
reflect the sound toward the audience. Made of modular wood
panels, it possesses enormous versatility and flexibility,
adapting to any stage. Its complete autonomy with respect
to the context and the environment in which it is used,
makes it usable also in environments which are not traditionally
destined for music such as squares, buildings or villas,
churches, open fields, fairgrounds ...
The musicians and the audience are immediately aware of
the correct propagation of the sound emission. The founding
principle of Suono Vivo is to help musical agencies and
Theatres to fully understand the fundamental importance
of carefully managed, correct and optimised Acoustics.
Suono Vivo Srl, first and only natural acoustic service
in Italy, is concerned with consultancy, design,
construction, hire and sale of Acoustic Shell for Orchestras.
The result is simply exhilarating! Finally, a concrete
and effective solution for the problem of Acoustics, directly
on the stage with extremely reduced implementation time;
an assembly service with carefully managed, continuous and
itinerant technical support for a universal product; guaranteed
supervision by highly qualified acoustics technicians, all
at an extremely low cost.
Since its inception, Suono Vivo Srl has performed multiple
assemblies in various Theatres and/or stages in Italy and
abroad, to name only a few, sites in: Treviso, Turin, Florence,
Naples, Teramo, Bergamo, Belluno, Brescia, Ravenna, Bologna,
Modena, Ferrara, Lodi, Lugano (CH), Udine, Pordenone, Portogruaro,
Messina, Verona, Genoa, Rome, Padua, Asolo, Legnago, Cortona,
Cividale del Friuli, Torre del Lago Puccini, Teramo, Lodi,
Forlì, Fabriano, Palermo, Pavia, Cremona, Trieste,
Mantova, Varese, Catanzaro, Bari, Graz, Berlino, London,
Paris, Lisbon, Montecarlo, Vienna, Pola, Milan, Oslo, Aix
Many musicians have been able to "test" and try
out the efficient acoustics of both the smaller and larger
Suono Vivo Acoustic Shell for Orchestras. The consensus
is unanimous: an indispensable Instrument for magnifying
and "revitalising" classical music anywhere. As
proof, these are the first impressions from the voice of
the Berliner Philharmoniker: "a clearly comfortable
performance, thanks to the ready and efficient communication
between the musicians themselves and toward the audience,
brilliant and immediate; a full sound response, rapid and
crisp for each single instrument and orchestra section,
a sharp and changing homogeneity, clear and defined on the
Most of the Italian opera houses have acoustically "dry"
halls, more suited for the propagation of the voice and
less for symphony or chamber music.
Suono Vivo has re-qualified the sound and perceptive environment:
the sound has re-acquired volume and expressiveness with
Because the Suono Vivo Acoustic Shell is natural acoustics.
By Maestro Valery Gergiev
Last night July 30th 2013, on the outdoor stage of the Amphitheatre
Krianke, as part of the prestigious Ljubljana Festival,
the newest Suono Vivo resonant platforms have been ...