Who I am

Sounds and music can be unpleasant, especially when listening to them is not required. This is the noise that currently prevails, the passive listening to which we are less and less able to avoid: a concept of urban disase, that I have been passionate about since I had a professional relationship with music, and which I’m now speaking about as a sociologist, essayist, with experiences of teaching and research in the Italian and international University.


Graduate in Sociology, University of Urbino, Italy, 2001.
Oboe Diploma, Conservatoire B. Marcello, Venice, Italy, 1983.

Professional Experience

2017- Creator, Developer, General Manager of FANA (Free Acoustic Neutral Area ) – www.fana.one – Project for noise level reduction in places hosting commercial, professional and public utility services.

2004-2013. University of Urbino. Faculty of Sociology. Professor cooperating with IMES (Methodological Institute of Economics and Statistics).

1980-1995 Musician in concerts and orchestra in Italy, Germany, Ireland, France and Brazil. – Musical didactic activity.


1) “Measuring the quality of life in specific sites and in the environment” “Evaluation methods and criteria”, Maggioli Publisher, Santarcangelo di Romagna 2012.

2) “New Deafness”. A investigation of the symptoms of a distracted society.

  • Second edition online of essay edit for Goliardiche Publisher with an updating data of road accidents, in www.silviazambrini.org, 2010.

3) “New Deafness”. A investigation of the symptoms of a distracted society, Goliardiche Publishers, Trieste 2009.

4) “Neutral’s Erosion”. A Travel through Urban Space and Individual Sensibility. Second edition with included in the appendix a symbolic map of neutral spaces, Goliardiche Publishers, Trieste 2007.

5) “Neutral’s Erosion”. A Travel through Urban Space and Individual Sensibility, Goliardiche Publishers, Trieste 2006.

6) “The City in Concert”. Heterophony and Conflict in Contemporary Metropolises, Auditorium Publishers, Milan 2004.


1) “Gillo Dorfles: Fragments of a musical discourse and not only. Dorfles’s thought about music and recent urban sound transformations”, in “Materiali di Estetica”, Terza serie, Università Degli Studi di Milano, ISSN 2283-558X, August 2019, in https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/MdE/article/view/12005/pdf

2) “From noise in music to the music that produces noise”, in “Foglio volante” n. 8, Verona 2012.

3) “Society that doesn’t listen”, in www.viacialdini.it, November 2011.

4) “Technologies et transformations sociales”, in “Sonorités” N. 6,
Champ Social Éditions, Paris September 2011.

5) “Going towards summer with flowers perfumes and movida”, in www.bluarte.it, April 2011.

6) “The century of noise ”, review of S. Pivato’s essey, in www.viacialdini.it, March 2011.

7) “Hegemony of sound”, in www.bluarte.it, February 2011.

8) “The adverse side of the music”, in www.sistemamusica.it, and in www.bluarte.it, December 2010.

9) “La nouvelle surdité”, in “Sonorités” n. 4, Paris 2009, p. 167.

10) “New Deafness a Problem that you can eliminate at the Root”, in www.ippocraterosa.it, Merz 2009.

11) “ Transformations and Urban Balances in Spaces of Everyday Life”, in “New Paradigms of Development. Social and Ecological Sciences Compared”, Goliardiche Publishers, Trieste 2008, p. 202.

12) “The Neutral Space”, in “Millepiani” n. 34, Associazione Culturale
Eteroptopia, Milan 2008, p. 131.

13) “L’espace de l’écoute et de la pensée dans le contexte urbain-métropolitain actuel”, in “Sonorites” n. 2, Paris 2007, p. 129.

14) “Commercialization and Sound Tracks of Urban Areas”, in “Reproduced Sound. Story Technique and Culture of the Nine Hundreds Revolution”, Quaderni Ladimus Edt, Turin 2007, p. 67.

15) “Erosion of Neutral Space with Reference to the New Europe Regulation on Acoustical Environment Preservation”, ISIG International Sociology Quarterly n. 2-3, Gorizia 2007.

16) Recording of the minutes regarding the “Missione Rumore” conference on Passive Music and Territory, Milano Politecnico, Milan 29/01/2003, p. 25.

17) “Passive Music and Territory”, in Musica/Realtà n. 69, Lim Publishers, Lucca 2002, p. 11.

Conferences and Seminars as speaker

1) Collectif Environnement Sonore Laboratoire Acoustique et Musique Urbaine, École d’Architecture Paris “La Villette”, Paris 10/12/2012.

2) International meeting “Architecture Music Ecologie”, Ecole d’Architecture de Paris “La Villette”, Martigny 15/08, 21/08/2011.

3) As teacher for the creation of documentation about “Intangible Culture and the Immaterial Patrimony in the region of Peja / Pec, Kosovo”, organized by Superior Institute for the Maintenance and the Restauration and INTERSOS ONG, Peya /Pec, June 2011.

4) International meeting “Italian association of acoustics”, Rimini 8-10/06/2011.

5) Press conference “The different movida”, Bettinelli4 space, Milan 22/06/2010.

6) Meeting “Sweet Mobility and Web” agenzia SS&C, Varese 25/02/2010.

7) Press conference “Let’s save silence”, Chiamamilano space, Milan 28/09/2009.

8) International meeting “Architecture Music Ecologie”, Ecole d’architecture de Paris “La Villette”, Martigny 26/09 -30/09/2009.

9) International meeting “Les universités au temps de la mondialisation”. Quarantième anniversaire Université Paris VIII, Paris 11-14/09/2009.

10) International meeting “Architecture Music Ecologie”, Ecole d’architecture de Paris “La Villette”, Iserable Valais Suisse 27-31/08/2008.

11) Meeting “Noise, a hole in the Silence”, Oberdan space, Milan 28/04/2008.

12) Conference “Neutral spaces” organized by “Order of Architects”, Sala Farinati della Civica Biblioteca, Verona March 2008.

13) Workshop “New Paradigms of Development in Social and Ecological Science Compared”, Urbino University, Urbino, Pesaro 15-16/11/2007.

14) International Meeting “Architecture Music Ecologie” R.A.M.E, Ecole d’architecture de Paris “La Villette”, Martigny 29/08-4/09/2007.

15) International meeting “Beuys Event. Relation and conclusion 52°, Biennial Exhibition of Modern Art in Venice”, New Arsenal Thetis Space, Venice 17/09/2007.

16) Personal conference “Space for Listening and Thought in the Present Metropolitan Context”, Londrina Paranà Br. State University. Education, Communication and Art Centre CECA, Londrina 28/05/2007.

17) Personal conference “Space for Listening and Thought in the Present Metropolitan Context”, São Paulo Br. State University USB. Music department CMU, São Paulo 17/07/2007.

18) Meeting “Reproduced Sound”, Casa della Musica di Parma, Parma 10/11/2006.

19) International meeting “Health and Social Disparity”, Pescara 23-25/11/2006.

20) International meeting “Architecture, Music Ecology”, Organised by Ecole d’architecture de Paris “La Villette”, Brig 29/08-30/9/2006.

21) Workshop “Sociologists and Europe”, Trieste University, Trieste April 2006.

22) Workshop “When Sound is an Enemy”, Como Public Library, Como 20/5/2005.

23) Workshop “Young People: is the Future Uncertain?”, University of Salerno, Salerno 18-19/02/2005.

24) Speaker at the conference “Cities Governments and Urban Changes”, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Riende 27-28/10/2004.

25) Meeting “A Year from Cage” organized by MM&t Foundation and Auditorium Publishers, Milan 5/10/2003.

26) Workshop “Passive Music and Territory”, Milano Politecnico, Milan 29/01/2003.

Partecipation in conferences and seminars

1) VI International Conference “The Culture of the Artificial Technology”, Urbino 28-29/09/2007.

2) VI National AIS Congress. Italian Association of Sociology, Urbino 13-14/09/2007.

3) Meeting “The Definition of Art” conference, organized by “Civiltà delle macchine”, Forli’ 19-20/11/2004.

4) International Conference “The Culture of the Artificial Technology”, Ascona 23-25/05/2004.

Partecipation in Radio Programs and Press Articles

1) Radioprogram RAI 3, 22/06/2010.

2) Letter about Noise in Milan, in “Libero” 4/08/2010, p. 50.

3) “Music and Noise, a troublesome Relationship”, in “Il Giornale”, Milan 3/08/2009.

4) Letter about Noise in Milan, in “Libero” Milano 9/10/2009, p. 55.

5) “Acoustic Pollution, the Alderman’s Bluff ”, in “Corriere delle Sera”, Milan 28/10/2009, p. 9.

6) TV program Rai 3 “ Buon Giorno Regione”, November 2009.

7) Radio program “Strada Facendo”, 20/02/2005.

8) Radio program “Radio 3 Suite”, 14/01/2005.

9) Broadcasting of RAI 2 News, July 2004.

10) Radio program “Millennium Bug”, 13/10/2004.